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Where did the English Vicary family come from? What is the English Vicary family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vicary family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vicary family history?The name Vicary was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vicary family lived in Devon. Their name, however, is a reference to La Vacherie, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Vickare, Vickery, Vickary and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vicary research. Another 172 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vicary History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Vicary Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Vicary family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 126 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Vicary or a variant listed above:
Vicary Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Probitas verus honos
Motto Translation: Probity is true honor.
The Vicary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vicary Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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