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Wookey Early Origins



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.

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Wookey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wookey Early History


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Wookey Early History



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

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Wookey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wookey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wookey 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wookey (post 1700)


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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

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Wookey Historic Events


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Wookey Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Wookey, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Wookey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Wookey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wookey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 December 2015 at 08:41.

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