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Weatherly is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Weatherly family 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] Today in the United States, there are two towns listed: Weatherby, Missouri; and Weatherby Lake, Missouri

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The surname Weatherly 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."

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 Weatherly include Wetherby, Weatherby, Wetherbie, Wetherbee, Witherby and many more.


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

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More information is included under the topic Early Weatherly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weatherly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • J. Weatherly arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Camilla" in 1849

Weatherly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Mr Weatherly landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Clifton

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  • W. S. Weatherly, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956
  • James Weatherly, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1924
  • E. B. Weatherly, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924
  • Dodd D. Weatherly, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Carrollton, Texas, 1955-57 (acting, 1955-57)
  • Ulysses G. Weatherly (1865-1940), founder of the American Sociological Society
  • Andrew Earl Weatherly (1895-1981), American philatelist
  • Clay Weatherly (1910-1935), American racecar driver
  • Cyril Roy Weatherly (1915-1991), American professional baseball player
  • Shawn Nichols Weatherly (b. 1959), American beauty queen and actress
  • James Dexter Weatherly (b. 1943), American singer-songwriter

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

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Weatherly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weatherly 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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