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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, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge"

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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 Tennessee State Senate, 1823-25; Delegate to Tennessee State Constitutional Convention, 1834
  • Patricia Marie Weakley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Lawrence O. Weakley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at St. Joseph, Missouri, 1910-14
  • James Weakley, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 19th District, 1872-74
  • Robert Weakley (1764-1845), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee (1809-1811)
  • Dwight Glenroy Weakley (b. 1969), Bahamian cricketer who has represented the Bahamas national cricket team in 24 matches

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    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 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. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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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.

    This page was last modified on 26 May 2016 at 16:28.

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