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Where did the English Weymouth family come from? What is the English Weymouth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Weymouth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Weymouth family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Wymarke, Wymark, Wimark, Wymarle, Wimarle, Wimarl, Wymarl, Wymerke, Wymer, Wimer, Wymarch and many more.

First found in Rutland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weymouth research. Another 336 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1219, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Weymouth History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Weymouth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weymouth Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Robert Weymouth, who arrived in New England in 1652
  • William Weymouth, who landed in New Hampshire in 1654
  • Jane Weymouth, who arrived in Maryland in 1675-1680
  • John Weymouth, who landed in Maryland in 1680
  • Richard Weymouth, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1686

Weymouth Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • R Weymouth, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

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  • George Warren Weymouth (1850-1910), American Representative from Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth Morris "Lally" Weymouth (b. 1943), American journalist and former senior editor of Newsweek magazine
  • Martina Michèle "Tina" Weymouth (b. 1950), American musician, best known as a founding member and bassist of the New Wave group Talking Heads
  • Katharine Bouchage Weymouth (b. 1966), the American publisher of The Washington Post
  • George Alexis Weymouth (b. 1936), American artist, whip or stager, and conservationist
  • George Weymouth, English explorer of the area now occupied by the state of Maine
  • Richard Francis Weymouth (1822-1902), English lay Baptist bible scholar
  • Kevin Weymouth, football player who represented New Zealand at international level
  • Richard Weymouth (1780-1832), British Royal Navy commander


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  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. 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.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Weymouth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weymouth 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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