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Where did the English Wey family come from? What is the English Wey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wey family history?The ancestry of the name Wey dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wey have been found, including Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wey research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Wey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Wey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Wey, or a variant listed above:
Wey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Wey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wey 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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