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Wayles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: English , Irish

The Wayles family came to Ireland with the Anglo- Norman invasion lead by Strongbow, Early of Pembroke, in the 12th century.

Early Origins of the Wayles family

The surname Wayles was first found in Ireland, their surname had been abbreviated to de Valle. De is French for 'from'; Valle means 'valley'; thus, this name means 'from the valley'. The name has been found in Irish Gaelic written de Bhál and O'Uaill, which means 'famous or renowned.' The latter is primarily a phonetic rendition of the Anlgo-Norman.

Early History of the Wayles family

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Wayles Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wailes, Wales, Wallies, Wals, Walles, Wall, Walls, Wayles, Wale, Walies, Wolles and many more.

Early Notables of the Wayles family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wayles family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Matthew Wall arrived in Jamaica in 1663; Phillip Walls was a fisherman of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland in 1745; William Walls landed in Anapolis Maryland in 1758.

Contemporary Notables of the name Wayles (post 1700)

  • Francis Wayles Eppes VII (1801-1881), American grandson of President Thomas Jefferson
  • John Wayles Eppes (1773-1823), American attorney and politician, United States Senator from Virginia (1817-1819)
  • John Wayles Eppes (1773-1823), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1801-03; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1803-11, 1813-15

The Wayles Motto

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: Aut Caesar aut nihil
Motto Translation: Either Caesar or No One.

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