Early Origins of the Wockey family
Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Following the pattern of many Saxon families the family moved north to Scotland about the year 1200, to escape the oppression of the Norman overlords.
Early History of the Wockey family
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Wockey Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wockey family name include Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.
Early Notables of the Wockey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wockey family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Wockey surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.
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