Today's generation of the Weikle family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Weikle family lived in Hertfordshire
, at the manor of Wakely
Early Origins of the Weikle family
The surname Weikle 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.
Early History of the Weikle family
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Weikle 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 Weikle include Wakley, Wakeley, Wakely, Wakelie, Wakelee, Weakley, Wakerley and many more.
Early Notables of the Weikle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weikle family to Ireland
Some of the Weikle 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.
Migration of the Weikle family to the New World and Oceana
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 Weikles to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Wakely who settled in Virginia in 1682; George Wakely arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875; John Wakeley arrived in Philadelphia in 1872.
Contemporary Notables of the name Weikle (post 1700)
- J.P. Weikle, American post-production assistant, known for his work on The Jeff Probst Show (2012-2013)
- John Weikle, American businessman and founder of Skybus Airlines in 2004 and Heartland Airlines in 1998