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Weakland is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Weakland family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Weakland family lived in Hertfordshire, at the manor of Wakely.

Weakland Early Origins



The surname Weakland was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, conjecturally the family were descended from Ralph of Wakely, a Norman noble, who held his lands from Count Allan and was thus reflected in the Domesday Book Survey of 1086 A.D.

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Weakland Spelling Variations


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Weakland Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Weakland have been found, including Wakley, Wakeley, Wakely, Wakelie, Wakelee, Weakley, Wakerley and many more.

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Weakland Early History


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Weakland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weakland research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weakland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weakland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weakland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Weakland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weakland In Ireland


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Weakland In Ireland



Some of the Weakland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Weakland were among those contributors: Thomas Wakely who settled in Virginia in 1682; George Wakely arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875; John Wakeley arrived in Philadelphia in 1872.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weakland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weakland (post 1700)



  • Russell Weakland (b. 1978), American movie production assistant, known for his work on TMZ on TV (2007-2008)
  • John H. Weakland (1919-1995), American co-founder of brief and family psychotherapy, Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute
  • Rembert George Weakland (b. 1927), American prelate of the Catholic Church, Archbishop of Milwaukee (1977-2002)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    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. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Weakland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weakland 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 11 April 2017 at 21:23.

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