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Wyeth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Wyeth family


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

Early History of the Wyeth family


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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.

Early Notables of the Wyeth family (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...
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Migration of the Wyeth family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wyeth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Wyeth (post 1700)


  • Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917-2009), American painter and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Nathaniel C. Wyeth (1911-1990), American mechanical engineer and inventor of the recyclable PET plastic bottle used for carbonated liquids
  • Newell Convers "N.C." Wyeth (1882-1945), American artist and illustrator from Needham, Massachusetts
  • James Browning Wyeth (b. 1946), contemporary American realist painter, son of Andrew Wyeth, and grandson of N.C. Wyeth
  • John Wyeth (1834-1907), American co-founder with his brother Frank of Wyeth, a a pharmaceutical company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860, now owned by Pfizer
  • Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802-1856), American inventor, ice harvester, explorer and trader
  • Nathaniel J. Wyeth, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1867 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Margaret Wyeth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932; Member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1937 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mabel B. Wyeth, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1940 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Wyeth family



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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

The Wyeth 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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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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