Early Origins of the Wooket family
The surname Wooket 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.
Early History of the Wooket family
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Wooket Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Wooket has undergone many spelling variations
, including Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.
Early Notables of the Wooket family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wooket family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wooket were among those contributors: William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.