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The ancestry of the name Wey dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Wey Early Origins



The surname Wey 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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Wey Spelling Variations


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Wey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wey have been found, including Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.

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Wey Early History


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Wey Early History



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

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Wey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wey In Ireland


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Wey In Ireland



Some of the Wey 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Wey, or a variant listed above:

Wey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • G M Wey, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727

Wey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Wey, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Emily Wey, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Charles Wey, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Martha Wey, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Wey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wey 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 14 February 2014 at 09:11.

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