The Wymore family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the Old English personal name Wigmund,
meaning man of war.
Early Origins of the Wymore family
The surname Wymore was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wymore family
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Wymore Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Wymore include Wyman, Wyeman and others.
Early Notables of the Wymore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wymore family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Wymore were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John and Francis Wyman who settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630; Mr. Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; John Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wymore (post 1700)
- Jenifer Wymore, American actress and producer, best known for her role in White Mile (1994) and Last Man Running (2003)
- A. Wayne Wymore (1927-2011), American mathematician and systems engineer, recipient of the INCOSE Pioneer Award (2003)
- Patrice Wymore (b. 1926), American television, film, and stage actress of the 1950s and 1960s, wife of Errol Flynn
- Jerry Wymore, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
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