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Where did the English Whoriskey family come from? What is the English Whoriskey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whoriskey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whoriskey family history?

The 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.

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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. Whoriskey has been recorded under many different variations, including Waters, Water and others.

First found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, in Ludlow, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whoriskey research. Another 238 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1610 is included under the topic Early Whoriskey History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whoriskey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Whoriskey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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The Whoriskey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whoriskey 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 27 October 2010 at 14:03.

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