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Walkey Early Origins



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.

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Walkey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Walkey Early History


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Walkey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walkey research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Walkey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walkey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walkey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Walkey Notables 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



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

Walkey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Walkey, who arrived in New England in 1720
  • 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, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Storm Cloud"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Walkey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walkey 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 25 November 2016 at 13:28.

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