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The name Wyeth arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Wyeth comes from Guyat, a pet form of the Old French given name Guy.

Wyeth Early Origins



The surname Wyeth was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat at early times, after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Wyeth Spelling Variations


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Wyeth Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Wyeth are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wyeth include Wyatt, Wyat and others.

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Wyeth Early History


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Wyeth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyeth research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1746, 1813, 1460, 1537, 1503, 1542, 1536, 1521, 1554, 1550, 1623, 1588, 1644, 1616 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Wyeth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wyeth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wyeth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Wyatt; Sir Henry Wyatt (1460-1537), an English courtier from Yorkshire; and his son, Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), an early English language poet and statesman, knighted by Henry VIII in 1536; Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1554), an English rebel leader during...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wyeth 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wyeth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Wyeth landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyeth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyeth (post 1700)



  • Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917-2009), American painter and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Nathaniel J. Wyeth, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1867
  • Margaret Wyeth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932; Member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1937
  • Mabel B. Wyeth, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1940
  • Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802-1856), American inventor, ice harvester, explorer and trader

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Wyeth Historic Events


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Wyeth Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. James Robert Wyeth (d. 1912), aged 26, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Duriora virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue tries harder things.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wyeth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wyeth 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 23 November 2016 at 13:19.

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