The surname Weatherford was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Roger and Geoffrey Wethersfield held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Weatherford family
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Weatherford Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wethersfield, Wetherfield, Weatherfield, Weathersfield, Wetterfield, Weatterfield, Weatherford, Wetherford, Wetterford and many more.
Early Notables of the Weatherford family (pre 1700)
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^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)