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Early Origins of the Wilkey family

The surname Wilkey was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066, and were Lords of the manor of Ellington House and Blackheath in that shire.

Early History of the Wilkey family

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Wilkey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilkie, Wilkey, Wilky, Willeke and others.

Early Notables of the Wilkey family

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Wilkey Ranking

In the United States, the name Wilkey is the 8,774th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Wilkey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilkey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Wilkey, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 2
  • John Wilkey, who landed in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685 2
Wilkey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Wilkey, who arrived in New York in 1800 2

Australia Wilkey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wilkey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Wilkey, British Convict who was convicted in Barnstaple, Devonshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 3

Contemporary Notables of the name Wilkey (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Wilkey, American Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota
  • Violet Wilkey (1903-1976), American silent film child actor who appeared in 18 films over a four-year period
  • Samuel Lee Wilkey (b. 1938), former American head college football coach for the Sterling Warriors, Kansas
  • Robert D. "Rob" Wilkey (b. 1956), American politician, Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives (1996-)
  • Eric D. Wilkey, Canadian researcher with the Brain and Mind Institute, Western University
  • Malcolm R Wilkey (1918-2009), American Assistant U.S. Attorney General
  • Thomas Wilkey Mendonca (b. 1988), American baseball third baseman

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook