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Early Origins of the Wemes family


The surname Wemes was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the Castle of Wemyss, so named from the Gaelic word Uamch (a cave) derived from the lands and cliffs in which caves abound on the seashore.

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Early History of the Wemes family

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Early History of the Wemes family


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Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1286, 1484, 1605, 1608, 1609, 1617, 1596, 1617, 1669, 1625, 1672, 1579, 1636, 1608, 1649, 1610, 1679, 1659, 1705, 1678, 1720, 1657 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Wemes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wemes Spelling Variations

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Wemes Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wemyss, Weems, Wemys, Wemes and others.

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Early Notables of the Wemes family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Wemes family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan at this time was John Weemes (Weemse, Wemyss) (c.1579-1636), a minister at Church of Scotland, Hebrew scholar and exegete, educated at the University of St Andrews, appointed minister of Hutton, Berwickshire in 1608; John Wemyss (died 1649), the 1st Earl of Wemyss and Lord High Commissioner to...
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Migration of the Wemes family to Ireland

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Migration of the Wemes family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Wemes family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick Weems settled in Philadelphia in 1823.

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The Wemes Motto

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The Wemes Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Je pense
Motto Translation: I Think.


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