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Early Origins of the Walkey family


The surname Walkey was first found in Norfolk 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 13th century when held lands.

Early History of the Walkey family


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Walkey Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Walkey has been spelled many different ways, including Walkfare, Walkesare, Walksare, Walkshop, Walkshar, Walkshore, Walkey and many more.

Early Notables of the Walkey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Walkey family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Walkeys to arrive in North America:

Walkey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Walkey was one of the earliest settlers, going to Connecticut in 1644
  • Richard Walkey, who landed in Connecticut in 1644 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Walkey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Walkey, who arrived in New England in 1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andrew Walkey went to New England in 1720
  • Benjamin Walkey was brought to America, rather than came, a convict who was sailed to the New World in bondage, in 1738

Walkey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Walkey, aged 22, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Storm Cloud"

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  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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