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Where did the English Wege family come from? What is the English Wege family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wege family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wege family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wegg, Wege, Wedge, Wegge, Wagg, Wagge and others.
First found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when William and John Wegg held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wege research. Another 282 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wege History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Wege Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wege 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: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: Conscious of No Wrong.
The Wege Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wege 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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