Early Origins of the Vokey 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 Vokey family
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Vokey Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Vokey were recorded, including Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.
Early Notables of the Vokey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vokey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Vokey family emigrate to North America:
Vokey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Vokey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Vokey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Vokey (post 1700)
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