The ancestors of the Veysey family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Northampton
. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Vassy, Normandy
. One of the first records of the name was Robertus Invesiatus, Lascivus which appeared in the Domesday Book 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 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.
Early Origins of the Veysey family
The surname Veysey 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.
Early History of the Veysey family
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Veysey Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Veysey were recorded, including Feasey, Feasy, Fessey, Fassey, Fessys, Fressis, Veasey, Vassey, Vassy, Vesci, Vezey, Vezay, Vesey, Vessey and many more.
Early Notables of the Veysey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Veysey family to Ireland
Some of the Veysey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Veysey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Veysey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Veysey, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S.S. Arawa" in 1884
- Fanny Veysey, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S.S. Arawa" in 1884
- Elizabeth Grace Veysey, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S.S. Arawa" in 1884
- Charles Veysey, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
- Fanny Veysey, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
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Contemporary Notables of the name Veysey (post 1700)
- Victor Vincent Veysey (1915-2001), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1963-70; U.S. Representative from California, 1971-75; Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Veysey 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.