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Vyvage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Vyvage family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Wiltshire, at the manor Viveash.

Early Origins of the Vyvage family

The surname Vyvage was first found in Wiltshire where they were Lords of the manor Viveash from early times, after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They were believed to be of Norman origin.

Early History of the Vyvage family

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Vyvage Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Vyvage were recorded, including Vivash, Viveash, Vivish, Fiveash and others.

Early Notables of the Vyvage family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Vyvage family to the New World and Oceana

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Vyvage arrived in North America very early: Steven Vivesh who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1809; Francis Fiveash settled in Virginia in 1639.

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