Veish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Veish family
The surname Veish was first found in Berwickshire where they were first recorded when Randolph Veitch (Radulphus uacca) witnessed a charter by Henry de Graham c. 1200. A few years later, Alexander la uache witnessed a charter of the church of Driuesdale between 1214 and 1219 and Dominus Alexander de (for le) Vacca, witnessed a grant by Richard Germyn to the House of Soltre between 1235 and 1258. 
Early History of the Veish family
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Veish Spelling Variations
Although the name, Veish, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Veitch, Veach, Vitch and others.
Early Notables of the Veish family (pre 1700)
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 Parliament of 1387, appointed captain of the castle of Calais (1388), negotiated a truce with king of France, count of Flanders and the cities of Ghent, Bruges and Ypres (1390), served in Calais until 1393, when he was transferred to Guines, during the Parliament of 1397, he was one of...
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Migration of the Veish family to Ireland
Some of the Veish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Veish family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Veish family name Veish, or who bore a variation of the surname were James Veach, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Henry Veach, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773; James Veitch, who came to New York in 1822; Alexander Veitch, who arrived in New York in 1853.
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.
- Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)