Early Origins of the Vokett 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 Vokett family
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Vokett Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Vokett have been found, including Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.
Early Notables of the Vokett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vokett family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Vokett, or a variant listed above: William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.
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