Wymore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Wymore family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war. [1]

Early Origins of the Wymore family

The surname Wymore was first found in Sussex but "Wymond and Wymund occurred as surnames in Oxfordshire, Bucks, Gloucestershire, and Norfolk during the 13th century." [2]

Early History of the Wymore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wymore research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 152 and 1520 are included under the topic Early Wymore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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 [3]


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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