Weatherhead History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weatherhead family

The surname Weatherhead was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Weatherhead family

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Weatherhead Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weatherhead, Wetherhead, Wedderhead and others.

Early Notables of the Weatherhead family (pre 1700)

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United States Weatherhead migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weatherhead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Weatherhead and her husband who settled in New England in 1656
  • Mary Weatherhead, aged 26, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1656 [1]
Weatherhead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Weatherhead, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1766
Weatherhead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Weatherhead, who arrived in Arkansas in 1890 [1]

Canada Weatherhead migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weatherhead Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Weatherhead U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]

Australia Weatherhead migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Weatherhead Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Weatherhead, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Jenny Lind" in 1850 [3]

New Zealand Weatherhead migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Weatherhead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Weatherhead, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Weatherhead (post 1700) +

  • A. Linn Weatherhead, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windham; Elected 1926 [4]
  • John Weatherhead (1775-1797), English Royal Navy officer under the command of Samuel Hood, present at the Battle of Cape St Vincent, mortally wounded during the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Ian Weatherhead (b. 1932), English watercolour artist from Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Leslie Dixon Weatherhead (1893-1976), English Christian theologian
  • George Hume Weatherhead (1790-1853), Scottish medical writer, born in Berwickshire
  • James Leslie Weatherhead CBE (1931-2017), Scottish minister, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1993–1994)
  • David Bennington Weatherhead (b. 1928), Canadian Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JENNY LIND 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JennyLind.gif
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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