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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Vasey family name to the British Isles. They lived in Northampton. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Vassy, Normandy. One of the first records of the name was Robertus Invesiatus, Lascivus which appeared in the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
in Essex [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
. Other records show the name was originally De Vesci, which was a baronial name, a branch of the De Burgh family.

Vasey Early Origins



The surname Vasey was first found in Northampton where Robert de Vassy (Veci) and his brother Ivo were granted nineteen Lordships in that county and overlapping into Warwick, Lincoln, and Leicester, by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Ivo (John) won the hand of Alda, daughter of Gilbert, Lord of Alnwick in Northumberland and the family claim considerable prominence as the Lords of Vesey from which Lords Fitzgerald and Vesei claim descent.

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Vasey Spelling Variations


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Vasey Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Feasey, Feasy, Fessey, Fassey, Fessys, Fressis, Veasey, Vassey, Vassy, Vesci, Vezey, Vezay, Vesey, Vessey and many more.

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Vasey Early History


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Vasey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vasey research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1313, 1500, 1589, 1661, 1462, 1554, 1674 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Vasey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vasey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vasey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vasey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vasey In Ireland


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Vasey In Ireland



Some of the Vasey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Vasey or a variant listed above:

Vasey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Vasey, who landed in New York in 1714-1715

Vasey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Vasey, aged 30, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Florence Vasey, aged 7, who settled in America from Sunderland, in 1892
  • J. E. Vasey, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • John Vasey, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Sunderland, in 1892

Vasey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George W Vasey, aged 72, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Tom Vasey, aged 30, who landed in America from Harrogate, England, in 1911
  • James Vasey, aged 22, who settled in America from Ballyhannis, Ireland, in 1913
  • William Vasey, aged 40, who landed in America from Bootle, in 1919
  • William Vasey, aged 40, who settled in America from Southampton, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vasey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Eureka Vasey, aged 32, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1924
  • Julia Vasey, aged 56, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1924

Vasey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Vasey arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • George Vasey arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vasey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vasey (post 1700)



  • George Vasey (1822-1893), English-born, American botanist
  • William J. Vasey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1996
  • Maude K. Vasey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944 (alternate), 1948
  • Judith L. Vasey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1996
  • Mrs. A. W. Vasey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1940
  • Percy Vasey (1883-1952), English cricketer and schoolmaster
  • Major-General George Alan Vasey (1895-1945), Officer Commanding 7th Australian Infantry Division, New Guinea from 1943 to 1945
  • Jessie Mary Vasey CBE (1897-1966), Australian founder and President of the War Widows' Guild of Australia

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Motto


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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: Sub hoc signo vinces
Motto Translation: Under this sign we shall conquer.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Vasey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vasey 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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