Early Origins of the Viach family
The surname Viach was first found in Berwickshire
where they were first recorded when Randolph Veitch was associated with the Grahams, about the year 1200.
Early History of the Viach family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Viach research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1296, 1474, 1567, 1348, 1408, 1378, 1387, 1388, 1390, 1393, 1397 and 1399 are included under the topic Early Viach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Viach Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Viach occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Veitch, Veach, Vitch and others.
Early Notables of the Viach 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... Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Viach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Viach family to Ireland
Some of the Viach family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Viach family to the New World and Oceana
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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Viach, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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 Viach 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: Famam extendimus factis
Motto Translation: We exceed our reputation by deeds.