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Vooket Early Origins



The surname Vooket 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.

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Vooket Spelling Variations


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Vooket Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Vooket has undergone many spelling variations, including Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.

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Vooket Early History


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Vooket Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vooket research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1396, 1408, 1438, 1615 and 1438 are included under the topic Early Vooket History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vooket Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vooket Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vooket Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Vooket were among those contributors: William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Vooket Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vooket Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 June 2014 at 09:54.

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