Wenday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wenday family
The surname Wenday was first found in Suffolk 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 year 1275 when Henry Wentheld estates in that county.
Early History of the Wenday family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenday research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1368, 1379, 1455, 1487, 1500, 1560, 1499, 1500, 1541, 1614, 1673, 1638 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Wenday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wenday Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Went, Whent, Wend, Whend, Wente, Wende, Whenty, Whendy, Wendy, Wentt and many more.
Early Notables of the Wenday family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Wendy (1500?-1560), an English court physician, born between May 1499 and May 1500, and was the second son of Thomas Wendy of Clare, Suffolk. "He was subsequently appointed physician to Henry VIII, who on 12 June 1541 granted to him and his wife the manor...
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Migration of the Wenday family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.