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The name Veazey arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Veazey family 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.

Veazey Early Origins



The surname Veazey 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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Veazey Spelling Variations


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Veazey Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Feasey, Feasy, Fessey, Fassey, Fessys, Fressis, Veasey, Vassey, Vassy, Vesci, Vezey, Vezay, Vesey, Vessey and many more.

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Veazey Early History


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Veazey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veazey 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 Veazey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Veazey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Veazey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Veazey In Ireland


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Veazey In Ireland



Some of the Veazey 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Veazey name or one of its variants:

Veazey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Veazey, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1632
  • William Veazey, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1646

Veazey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W.G. Veazey, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1896

Veazey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Thomas Veazey, aged 32, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Albert Veazey, aged 30, who landed in America from Rio de Janeiro, in 1906
  • Gertrude Thompson Veazey, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Norwich, England, in 1908
  • Sam Veazey, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Minor Veazey, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Veazey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah A. Veazey, aged 19, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Veazey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Veazey (post 1700)



  • Stephen Mark Veazey, American current Prophet-President of the Community of Christ, Independence, Missouri
  • Wheelock Graves Veazey (1835-1898), American attorney, judge, and government official, recipient of the Medal of Honor during the American Civil War
  • Thomas Ward Veazey (1774-1842), American politician, 24th Governor of Maryland (1836 to 1839)
  • Vance Veazey (b. 1965), American PGA professional golfer
  • Wheelock G. Veazey, American politician, Justice of Vermont State Supreme Court, 1889; Member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1889-96
  • Thomas Ward Veazey (1774-1842), American politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1808, 1812; Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1811-12; Governor of Maryland, 1836-39
  • I. Parker Veazey, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Baltimore, Maryland, 1885-86

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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)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Veazey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Veazey 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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