Early Origins of the Wookey family
The surname Wookey 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 Wookey family
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Wookey Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Wookey has appeared include Vocat, Voket, Vokey, Woket, Wokey, Wokete and others.
Early Notables of the Wookey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wookey family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Wookey arrived in North America very early: William Vokey from Jersey settled in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, in 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wookey (post 1700)
- Stephen Mark Wookey (b. 1954), English vicar who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and Oxford University
- Michael Wookey (b. 1983), English singer-songwriter and composer
- Kenneth George "Ken" Wookey (1946-1992), Welsh footballer and football manager
- Kenneth William "Ken" Wookey (1922-2003), Welsh professional footballer, father of Ken Wookey
Historic Events for the Wookey family
- Mr. John Wookey, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html