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Waye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The present generation of the Waye family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Waye family


The surname Waye was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times before the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086.

Early History of the Waye family


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Waye Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Waye include Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.

Early Notables of the Waye family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Waye family to Ireland


Some of the Waye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Waye family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Waye were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Waye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Waye, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [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)
  • Richard Waye, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [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)

Waye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Waye, aged 44, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • George Waye, aged 15, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • James Waye, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • John Waye, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Elizabeth Waye, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"

Historic Events for the Waye family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Leonard William Waye (1918-1941), Australian Acting Leading Stoker from Fullarton, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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