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Vawdry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Vawdry came to England with the ancestors of the Vawdry family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vawdry family lived in Cheshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Vaudrey, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Vawdry family

The surname Vawdry was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Boden. They were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D. This noble family were under tenants of the great Earl Hugh of Chester. The Vawdrey family were originally of the French Comte and held a family seat at the Chateau Vawdrey and were Lords of St. Fallen Champagne, the Comtes de Bourgoyne. The Chateau Vawdrey can be seen between Dole and Salins.

Early History of the Vawdry family

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Vawdry Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Vawdrey, Vawdray, Vadrey, Vawdry, De Vawdry, De Vaudry, De Vawdrey, De Vaudrey and many more.

Early Notables of the Vawdry family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Vawdry family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vawdry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • J G Vawdry, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

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