Early Origins of the Vitch family
The surname Vitch 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 Vitch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vitch 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 Vitch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vitch 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. Vitch occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Veitch, Veach, Vitch and others.
Early Notables of the Vitch 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 Vitch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vitch family to Ireland
Some of the Vitch family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 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 Vitch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vitch Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Vitch, who was granted lands in George's Cove Marsh, Newfoundland in 1859 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
The Vitch 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.