Anglo-Saxon name Whoriskey comes from when the family resided in Shropshire. The name Whoriskey indicates that the original bearer of the name lived close to a prominent body of water such as a lake or river.
Early Origins of the Whoriskey family
Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, in Ludlow, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Whoriskey family
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Whoriskey Spelling Variations
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. Whoriskey has been recorded under many different variations, including Waters, Water and others.
Early Notables of the Whoriskey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whoriskey family to Ireland
Some of the Whoriskey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Whoriskey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Whoriskey or a variant listed above: John Waters settled with his wife Frances and three children in Boston Massachusetts in 1630; Edward Waters settled in Virginia in 1610; Giles Waters settled in Jamaica in 1663 with Henry.
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