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Wishope History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wishope family


The surname Wishope was first found in Dumfriesshire, where they held a family seat in Wauchopedale from about the year 1150. Robert de Wauchope was one of twelve knights who negotiated the law of the border territories in 1249.

Early History of the Wishope family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wishope research.
Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1590, 1672, 1656, 1734, 1723, 1751 and are included under the topic Early Wishope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wishope Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Waugh, Wauchope, Waughe, Walge, Wach, Walcht and others.

Early Notables of the Wishope family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wishope family to Ireland


Some of the Wishope family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wishope family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mathew Waugh, a soldier, settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1837; John Wauchope settled in Philadelphia in 1825; Dorothy Waugh settled in New England in 1656.

The Wishope 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: Industria ditat
Motto Translation: Industry enriches.


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