Early Origins of the Vokie family
The surname Vokie was first found in 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 Vokie family
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Vokie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Vokie has been spelled many different ways, including Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.
Early Notables of the Vokie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vokie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Vokies to arrive in North America: William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.