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Waen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Waen family

The surname Waen was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1319 when John and Richard Wayn held estates in that county.

Early History of the Waen family

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Waen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wayne, Wain, Wein, Waines, Waine, Weyne, Weyn, Wainman, Waynman, Waynman, Weynman, Wenman, Whenman, Wheynman, Wainer and many more.

Early Notables of the Waen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Waen family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Amyle Wayne, who came to Virginia in 1610; John and Amy Wayne, who arrived in Virginia in 1638; Mary Wayne, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Ralph Wayne, who was deported to America in 1761.

The Waen 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: Tempus et casus accidit omnibus
Motto Translation: Time and chance occurs for all

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