Early Origins of the Voket family
Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Following the pattern of many Saxon families the family moved north to Scotland about the year 1200, to escape the oppression of the Norman overlords.
Early History of the Voket family
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Voket Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Voket has been recorded under many different variations, including Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.
Early Notables of the Voket family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Voket family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Voket or a variant listed above: William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.
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