The Veck surname comes from the Anglo-Norman French "l’eveske," meaning "the bishop," which was wrongly rendered as le vesk, which in turn became Vesk, and later Veck or Vick. The name was likely originally either a nickname
or an occupational
Early Origins of the Veck family
The surname Veck was first found in Lincolnshire
where a Henry le Euske was on record in the Assize Rolls in 1218; Richard Veke was listed in Wiltshire
around 1248; Robert Vesk was listed in 1275 in the Subsidy Rolls
or Worcester; A Robert le Veck was listed in 1279 in Cambridgeshire
in the Rotuli Hundredorum; and Richard le Veske was listed in 1296 in the Sudsidy Rolls of Sussex.
Early History of the Veck family
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Veck Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Vick, Veck, Vesk, Levick and others.
Early Notables of the Veck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Veck family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Veck or a variant listed above: Mary Vick, who arrived in Barbados in 1685; Samuel Vick, who came to New York in 1812; Charles Vick, who arrived in Allegheny Co., PA in 1835; and James Vick, who settled in New York in 1836..
Contemporary Notables of the name Veck (post 1700)
- Richard Aubrey Veck (1756-1823), English cricketer