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The surname Veach was first found in Berwickshire where they were first recorded when Randolph Veitch was associated with the Grahams, about the year 1200.
The name Veach, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Veitch, Veach, Vitch and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veach research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1296, 1474, 1567, 1348, 1408, 1378, 1387, 1388, 1390, 1393, 1397 and 1399 are included under the topic Early Veach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Philip de la Vache ( c. 1348-1408), an English courtier, fought in the French wars and was made Knight of the Chamber in 1378, keeper of the royal park at Chiltern Langley and was a knight of the shire in the...
Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Veach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Veach family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Veach family, or who bore a variation of the surname Veach were
Veach Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Veach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Veach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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: Famam extendimus factis
Motto Translation: We exceed our reputation by deeds.
The Veach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Veach 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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