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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Weatherby family, who lived at Wetherby in West Yorkshire, a market town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds. "The Saxon name of this town, whence the present is obviously deduced, was Wederbi, a term intended to designate its situation on a bend of the river Wharfe." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Today in the United States, there are two towns listed: Weatherby, Missouri; and Weatherby Lake, Missouri

Weatherby Early Origins



The surname Weatherby was first found in West Yorkshire where one of the first records was of Ivo de Werreby in 1214; and Richard de Wetherby in 1302. Conjecturally the Wetherby family are descended from Ralph of Intwood, who held the lands and village of Intwood from Eudo, Steward to William the Conqueror. Intwood consisted of a church, a mill, nine horses, and thirty sheep, as recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Wetherby is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wedrebi, thought to derive from wether- or ram-farm or else meaning "settlement on the bend of a river". Local folklore has it that when heavy snow storms hit the county, Wetherby does not get as much because the "Weather Goes By."

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Weatherby Spelling Variations


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Weatherby Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Wetherby, Weatherby, Wetherbie, Wetherbee, Witherby and many more.

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Weatherby Early History


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Weatherby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weatherby research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 146 and 1461 are included under the topic Early Weatherby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weatherby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weatherby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Weatherby 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Weatherby or a variant listed above:

Weatherby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martha Weatherby, who landed in Virginia in 1698

Weatherby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Weatherby, who arrived in Virginia in 1702

Weatherby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • N L. Weatherby, aged 48, who settled in America from England, in 1893
  • Stewart Weatherby, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1896

Weatherby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Stuart Weatherby, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1907
  • Ellen Trubee Weatherby, aged 29, who settled in America from Iverbucks, England, in 1908
  • Mayme Weatherby, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1909
  • William Weatherby, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Willis C. Weatherby, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weatherby Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alena Weatherby, aged 20, who settled in Halifax, Canada, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weatherby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weatherby (post 1700)



  • George E. Weatherby, American politician, Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1880
  • Edmund Weatherby, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Gloucester County, 1851
  • Dennis W. Weatherby (1959-2007), American inventor, scientist, university administrator
  • Meredith Weatherby (1914-1997), Texas-born American publisher
  • Charles Alfred Weatherby (1875-1949), American botanist
  • Roy E. Weatherby (1910-1988), American owner and founder of Weatherby, In c., an American rifle, shotgun and cartridge manufacturing company set up in 1945

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Weatherby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weatherby 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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