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Merryweather Early Origins



The surname Merryweather was first found in Kent at Mereworth, a parish, in the union of Malling, hundred of Littlefield, lathe of Aylesford. This ancient Saxon village dates back to 843 when it was first listed as Meranworth. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish was known as Marovrde. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place name means "enclosure of a man called Maera" from the Old English personal name + "worth." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The name is often referred to as a nickname for someone who is a happy, genial or a sunshiny fellow. Some of the first listings of the name were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Andrew Muriweder in Oxfordshire; and Thomas Murweder in Cambridgeshire. There is also an undated listing of Henry Muriweder in the Issues of the Exchequer. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Merryweather Spelling Variations


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Merryweather Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Merriweather, Merreweather, Mereweather, Mereworth, Merworth and many more.

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Merryweather Early History


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Merryweather Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merryweather research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1674, 1718, 1701, 1703 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Merryweather History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merryweather Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merryweather Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Merryweather Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merryweather Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Merryweather settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Thomas Merryweather, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Merryweather Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Merryweather, who landed in Mississippi in 1835
  • Weir Merryweather, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1896

Merryweather Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edith Merryweather, aged 33, who landed in America from Cheshire, in 1903
  • George Merryweather, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1907
  • James W Merryweather, aged 62, who settled in America from Sheffield, England, in 1908
  • Mrs Merryweather, aged 50, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1908
  • Emma Merryweather, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Biggleswade, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merryweather (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merryweather (post 1700)



  • Moses Merryweather (1791-1872), English co-founder of Merryweather & Sons which dates back to 1692, builders of steam fire engines and steam tram engines
  • James Herbert Merryweather (1929-2000), English cricketer
  • Dr. George Merryweather M.D. (1794-1832), British physician and inventor, best known for his "Tempest Prognosticator", a weather predicting device also called "The Leech Barometer" which appeared at the The Great Exhibition (1851)
  • Neil Merryweather (b. 1945), born Robert Neilson Lillie, Canadian rock singer, bass player and songwriter who has played with Steve Miller, Dave Mason, Rick James and Wilson Pickett

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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: Vi et consilio
Motto Translation: By force and counsels.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. 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.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Merryweather Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merryweather 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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