Vough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vough family

The surname Vough was first found in Dumfriesshire, where they held a family seat in Wauchopedale from about the year 1150. Robert de Wauchope was one of twelve knights who negotiated the law of the border territories in 1249.

Early History of the Vough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vough research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1590, 1672, 1656, 1734, 1723, 1751, 1682 and are included under the topic Early Vough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vough Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waugh, Wauchope, Waughe, Walge, Wach, Walcht and others.

Early Notables of the Vough family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert de Wauchope; John Waugh (1656-1734), an English clergyman, Bishop of Carlisle from 1723; and his son, John Waugh who...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Vough family to Ireland

Some of the Vough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Vough migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Vough, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840 [1]


The Vough Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Industria ditat
Motto Translation: Industry enriches.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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