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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: German, Scottish


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The surname Vaught was first found in Dumfriesshire, where they held a family seat in Wauchopedale from about the year 1150. Robert de Wauchope was one of twelve knights who negotiated the law of the border territories in 1249.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waugh, Wauchope, Waughe, Walge, Wach, Walcht and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vaught research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1590, 1672, 1656, 1734, 1723, 1751 and are included under the topic Early Vaught History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vaught Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Vaught family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mathew Waugh, a soldier, settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1837; John Wauchope settled in Philadelphia in 1825; Dorothy Waugh settled in New England in 1656.

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  • DeAnn Kay Vaught (b. 1969), American farmer and politician, Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (2015-)
  • B. C. Vaught, American musician, known for his work with Hed PE, an American rapcore band
  • Robert Lawson Vaught (1926-2002), American mathematician at the University of Berkeley, one of the founders of model theory
  • John Howard "Johnny" Vaught (1909-2006), American college head football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) from 1947 to 1970 and again in 1973
  • James B. Vaught (1926-2013), United States Army General, combat veteran of three wars
  • Loy Stephen Vaught (b. 1967), retired American professional NBA basketball player
  • Jethro S. Vaught, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1928
  • Ed S. Vaught, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924
  • E. R. Vaught, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972
  • DeSota Vaught (d. 1998), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 83rd District, 1973; Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1980

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  • My Folks: Pritchard, Vaught, Beasley, Sargent by Thelma Sargent.
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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: Industria ditat
Motto Translation: Industry enriches.

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  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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  9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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The Vaught Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vaught 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.

This page was last modified on 25 January 2016 at 15:01.

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