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Weavers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Weavers is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a weaver. The surname Weavers was originally derived from the Old English word wefan, meaning a person who weaves cloth from long strands of fibre.

Early Origins of the Weavers family


The surname Weavers was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat at the time of the Conquest, and Lords of the manor of Weaver. They were descended from the Norman, Le Wevere.

Early History of the Weavers family


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Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1550, 1685, 1645, 1630, 1687, 1673 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Weavers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weavers Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Weavers has been recorded under many different variations, including Weaver, Wever, Weever and others.

Early Notables of the Weavers family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Wever (fl 1550), an English poet and dramatist; John Weaver (died 1685), an English politician, Member of Parliament for...
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Migration of the Weavers family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Weaverss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Weavers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine and Christian Weavers, who settled in Philadelphia in 1764

Weavers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Archibald Weavers U.E., (Weaver) who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 13 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Weavers U.E., (Weaver) who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 68 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. John Weavers S.U.E., (Weaver) (b. 1772), aged 11 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 120 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. David Weavers S.U.E., (Weaver) (b. 1770), aged 13 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 119 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Michael Weavers S.U.E., (Weaver) (b. 1767), aged 16 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 118 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Contemporary Notables of the name Weavers (post 1700)


  • Brigadier Thomas Edgar Weavers (b. 1892), Commanding Officer, South Australian Lines of Communication Area in 1945 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 8) Thomas Weavers. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Weavers/Thomas_Edgar/Australia.html

The Weavers Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Esto fidelis
Motto Translation: Be Faithful.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 8) Thomas Weavers. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Weavers/Thomas_Edgar/Australia.html

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