Wyvill Family Ancestry

MOTTO: Par la Volonte de Dieu. (By the will of god)

The Roll of Battle Abbey

The names above the shields are as follows starting from the middle shield going clockwise. le Roy - Argentine - Bohun - Bagot - Bruce - Bastard - Camoys - Hastings - Harcourt - Lovell - Maude - Mandeville - Mynors - Montagu - Montgomerie - Neville - Pomeroy - Percy - Monthermer - De Spencer - Wyvill - Warren - Vavasour Vesey - Vernon - Vere - Talbot - Tracy - Touchet - Tiptoft - St Leger - Granville Giffard - Ferrers - L'Estrange - Disney - Devereux - Daubeney - Courtenay - Chandos - Corbett - Chamberlayne - D'Albini - D'Arcy - Brabazon - Baskerville - Bourchier - d'Eyncourt

The Wyvill Heritage

The surname of WYVILL has the arms recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. 'Sir Marmaduke WYVILL of Constable Burton knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.'created a bart 25th November in the year 1611, now represented by Marmaduke WYVILL, Esq., of Constable Burton'.

The barony is dormant but vests in a branch of the family long settled in America. Originally the coat of arms identified the wearer, either in battle or in tournaments. Completely covered in body and facial armour the knight could be spotted and known by the insignia painted on his shield, and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped garment which enveloped him. The earliest of the name on record appears to be Hugo de WITUILE who was listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book of 1086, and William de WITUILLA was recorded in London in 1273.

Between the 11th and 15th centuries it became customary for surnames to be assumed in Europe, but were not commonplace in England or Scotland before the Norman Conquest of 1066. They are to be found in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Those of gentler blood assumed surnames at this time, but it was not until the reign of Edward II (1307-1327) that second names became general practice for all people. Edward WYVILE of Yorkshire was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379.

In modern times there have been many name variants of the name WYVILL: WYVILLE - WARVILL - WARVEL - WYDVILLE

This website is the most comprehensive online WYVILL family tree dating from the 1300's to the present day.

Percival Wyvill 1885 - 1947

Born in Croydon on the 26th September 1885. He enlisted in the Royal Marines under the name of Percy Wyvill, on the 6th March 1903 giving his date of birth as 22nd July 1885 to obviate the possibility of being "reclaimed" by the family. He served continuously until 14th August 1922. This period covered the 1914 - 1918 war during which he served on HMS Lord Nelson in 1915 in the Dardanelles campaign. He maintained a separate diary in 1915 which is with the family files........