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Early Origins of the Vookey family

The surname Vookey 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 Vookey family

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Vookey Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Vookey include Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.

Early Notables of the Vookey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Vookey family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Vookey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.

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