Vigare is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
brought to England
in 1066. The Vigare family lived in Devon
. Their name, however, is a reference to La Vacherie, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Vigare family
The surname Vigare was first found in Devon
. They were originally from La Vacherie, and acquired their seat at Dunkeswell in Devon
soon after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Vigare family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vigare research.Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1561 are included under the topic Early Vigare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vigare Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Vigare are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Vigare include Vickare, Vickery, Vickary and others.
Early Notables of the Vigare family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Vicary (1490-1561), an early English physician, surgeon and anatomist, born in Kent
, he was, "but a meane practiser in Maidstone." Henry VIII advanced him to the position of sergeant-surgeon... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vigare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vigare family to Ireland
Some of the Vigare family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vigare family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vigare Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Vigare, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILIES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ramillies.htm
The Vigare 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: Probitas verus honos
Motto Translation: Probity is true honor.