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The name Wakelee reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Wakelee family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Wakelee family lived in Hertfordshire, at the manor of Wakely.

Wakelee Early Origins



The surname Wakelee was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, conjecturally the family were descended from Ralph of Wakely, a Norman noble, who held his lands from Count Allan and was thus reflected in the Domesday Book Survey of 1086 A.D.

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Wakelee Spelling Variations


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Wakelee 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 Wakelee include Wakley, Wakeley, Wakely, Wakelie, Wakelee, Weakley, Wakerley and many more.

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Wakelee Early History


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Wakelee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wakelee research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wakelee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wakelee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wakelee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wakelee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wakelee In Ireland


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Wakelee In Ireland



Some of the Wakelee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Wakelees to arrive on North American shores:

Wakelee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. P. Wakelee arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wakelee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wakelee (post 1700)



  • William H. Wakelee, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Southbury; Elected 1902
  • Rose E. Wakelee, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wolcott; Elected 1946
  • Robert A. Wakelee, American Republican politician, First Selectman of Wolcott, Connecticut, 1922-27, 1947-57; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wolcott; Elected 1930
  • Ephraim N. Wakelee, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stratford, 1908
  • Edmund Waring Wakelee (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Bergen County, 1899-1900; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Bergen County, 1901-10

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Wakelee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wakelee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 10:40.

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