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Wockey Early Origins



The surname Wockey was first found in 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.

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Wockey Spelling Variations


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Wockey Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, 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.

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Wockey Early History


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Wockey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wockey research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1396, 1408, 1438, 1615 and 1438 are included under the topic Early Wockey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wockey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wockey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wockey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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