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The Anglo-Saxon name Whey comes from when the family resided in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Whey Early Origins



The surname Whey 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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Whey Spelling Variations


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Whey Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Whey has been recorded under many different variations, including Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.

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Whey Early History


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Whey Early History



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

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Whey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Whey In Ireland


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Whey In Ireland



Some of the Whey 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Whey was married at St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1778 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Whey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Whey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whey 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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