The first people to use the name Whylie were a family of Strathclyde- Britons
who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in Dumfries.
Early Origins of the Whylie family
The surname Whylie was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Whylie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whylie research.Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1645, 1642, 1643 and are included under the topic Early Whylie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whylie Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Whylie has appeared as Wiley, Wylie, Whyley, Wyley, Wilie, Wyllie and others.
Early Notables of the Whylie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whylie family to Ireland
Some of the Whylie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Whylie family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:
Whylie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Whylie, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Whylie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Whylie, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
The Whylie Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Faith.