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

Wyllie Early Origins



The surname Wyllie was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn 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.

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Wyllie Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wyllie Early History


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Wyllie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyllie research. Another 203 words (14 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.

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Wyllie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wyllie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wyllie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wyllie In Ireland


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Wyllie In Ireland



Some of the Wyllie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774

Wyllie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Wyllie, who arrived in America in 1820
  • Andrew Wyllie, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Robert Wyllie, who landed in New York in 1845
  • Alexander Wyllie, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1852

Wyllie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyllie (post 1700)


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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

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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: Fides
Motto Translation: Faith.


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Wyllie Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Wyllie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wyllie 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 5 October 2016 at 22:53.

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