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Vyvedge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Vyvedge is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vyvedge family lived in Wiltshire, at the manor Viveash.

Early Origins of the Vyvedge family

The surname Vyvedge 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 Vyvedge family

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Vyvedge Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Vyvedge include Vivash, Viveash, Vivish, Fiveash and others.

Early Notables of the Vyvedge family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Vyvedge family to the New World and Oceana

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Vyvedges to arrive on North American shores: Steven Vivesh who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1809; Francis Fiveash settled in Virginia in 1639.

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