Early Origins of the Wookett family
The surname Wookett 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 Wookett family
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Wookett Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wookett were recorded, including Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.
Early Notables of the Wookett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wookett family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wookett family emigrate to North America: William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.