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Weakley is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Weakley family lived in Hertfordshire, at the manor of Wakely.

Weakley Early Origins



The surname Weakley 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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Weakley Spelling Variations


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Weakley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Weakley include Wakley, Wakeley, Wakely, Wakelie, Wakelee, Weakley, Wakerley and many more.

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Weakley Early History


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Weakley Early History



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

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Weakley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weakley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Weakley In Ireland


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Weakley In Ireland



Some of the Weakley 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Weakleys to arrive on North American shores:

Weakley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles B. Weakley, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Ernest Weakley, aged 48, who settled in America from Bristol, England, in 1913
  • Albert Weakley, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919

Weakley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gladys Weakley, aged 5, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1920
  • Irene Weakley, aged 11, who settled in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1920

Weakley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Weakley, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURGE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/surge1852.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weakley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weakley (post 1700)



  • Robert Weakley (1764-1845), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee (1809-1811)
  • Robert Weakley (1764-1845), American politician, Member of Tennessee State Senate, 1823-25; Delegate to Tennessee State Constitutional Convention, 1834 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Patricia Marie Weakley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lawrence O. Weakley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at St. Joseph, Missouri, 1910-14 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Weakley, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 19th District, 1872-74 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dwight Glenroy Weakley (b. 1969), Bahamian cricketer who has represented the Bahamas national cricket team in 24 matches

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURGE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/surge1852.shtml
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Weakley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weakley 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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