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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 name.

Veck Early Origins



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.

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Veck Spelling Variations


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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.

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Veck Early History


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Veck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veck research. More information is included under the topic Early Veck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Veck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Veck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Veck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Veck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Veck (post 1700)



  • Richard Aubrey Veck (1756-1823), English cricketer

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Veck Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. 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.
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    The Veck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Veck 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 7 March 2014 at 10:47.

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