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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.

Waye Early Origins



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.

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Waye Spelling Variations


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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.

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Waye Early History


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Waye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waye research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waye Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waye Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waye In Ireland


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Waye In Ireland



Some of the Waye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



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
  • Richard Waye, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Waye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

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Waye Historic Events


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Waye Historic Events




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 on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Waye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waye 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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