Early Origins of the Woodyet family
The surname Woodyet was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. This distinguished Anglo Saxon Kentish family have been seated in the county of Kent
since about the year 1200 where, strangely, one of the first spellings of the name was Wdegat or Wdegate, and may have had little or nothing to do with either wood, or the gate to a wood.
Early History of the Woodyet family
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Woodyet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Woodgate, Woodget, Woodgat, Wudgate, Wudgat and many more.
Early Notables of the Woodyet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodyet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Woodgate who settled in Virginia in 1635; Sarah Woodgate settled in Virginia in 1639.
The Woodyet 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: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.