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Wyllie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Wyllie was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Wyllie family lived in Dumfries.


Early Origins of the Wyllie family


The surname Wyllie was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Wyllie family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyllie research.
Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1645, 1642, 1643 and are included under the topic Early Wyllie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wyllie Spelling Variations


Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Wyllie has appeared as Wiley, Wylie, Whyley, Wyley, Wilie, Wyllie and others.

Early Notables of the Wyllie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wyllie family to Ireland


Some of the Wyllie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wyllie family to the New World and Oceana


The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Wyllie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Wyllie, aged 39, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Wyllie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Wyllie, who arrived in America in 1820 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Andrew Wyllie, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Wyllie, who landed in New York in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alexander Wyllie, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Wyllie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wyllie, who landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Wyllie, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Mary Wyllie, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842
  • S Wyllie, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Wyllie (post 1700)


  • George Wyllie (1922-2012), Scottish sculptor
  • Robert Crichton Wyllie (1798-1865), Scottish physician and businessman
  • Tom Wyllie (b. 1872), Scottish footballer
  • William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931), prolific English painter of maritime themes
  • Daniel Wyllie (b. 1970), Australian stage, film and television actor
  • Alex "Grizz" Wyllie (b. 1944), retired New Zealand rugby union footballer and coach
  • Thomas Wyllie Howie JP (1856-1927), Scottish businessman, owner of the renowned Hurlford Fireclay Works

The Wyllie 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: Fides
Motto Translation: Faith.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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