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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.
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.
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.
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.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wyllie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
Wyllie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Wyllie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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 Translation: Faith.
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.
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