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The distinguished surname Weber emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. Occupational surnames were derived from the common trades of the medieval era. The surname Weber is an occupational name for a person who made his living as a weaver of cloth. The surname Weber is a derivative of the Old English word web, which means web or weaver.

Weber Early Origins



The surname Weber was first found in Somerset where they were one of the many Flemish industrialist families who settled in the west country in the 13th century. John le Webber was listed in the Feet of Fines of Essex in 1255; and later Hugo le Webbere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Staffordshire in 1327. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem listed: Robert le Webber; and Clarice le Webbere. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Weber Spelling Variations


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Weber Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Webber, Weber and others.

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Weber Early History


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Weber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weber research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1751 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Weber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weber In Ireland


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Weber In Ireland



Some of the Weber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Weber:

Weber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Else Weber, who landed in America in 1650

Weber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Weber, who arrived in New York State with his family in 1708 and who was the first recorded immigrant of this name
  • Deobalt Weber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Christian Weber, aged 21, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Dewald Weber, aged 17, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Elsbeth Weber, who arrived in Carolina in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Weber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Barbara Weber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Ann Christiana Weber, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Babette Weber, who landed in New York, NY in 1832
  • Clara Weber, who arrived in America in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Daniel Weber, aged 7, landed in New York, NY in 1902

Weber Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • August Langlotz Weber, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Caroline Weber, aged 54, landed in Quebec in 1868

Weber Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Adolf Weber, aged 8, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Weber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Erdmann Gottlieb Weber, aged 27, a landowner, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • Carl Weber, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • Christian Weber, aged 60, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • Christian Weber, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • August Weber arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weber Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ottilie Weber, aged 32, a servant, arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weber (post 1700)



  • Harold Weber, American bronze medalist for golf at the 1904 Olympic games
  • Joseph Weber (1919-2000), American physicist who developed the laser and gravitational wave detector
  • Jon Weber (b. 1961), American jazz pianist and composer
  • David Weber (b. 1952), American science fiction author
  • Adam Weber (b. 1987), American football player
  • Mary Ellen Weber (b. 1962), former NASA astronaut with over 450 hours in space
  • William Jennings Bryan "Ben" Weber (1916-1981), American composer
  • Max Weber (1881-1961), American painter
  • Wilhelm Weber (1879-1963), German sliver and bronze Olympic medalist for gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Jacques Weber (b. 1949), French actor, director and writer
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Weber


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Suggested Readings for the name Weber



  • Leonard Weber and His Progeny 2nd Ed. 2008, compiled by Jerome F. Weber.
  • A Genealogical Report of the Direct Blood Line Descendants of Peter Sr. and Katharina, nee Schowalter, Weber 1806-1970 By Olga Krebill Hirschler, 1972.

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Motto


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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: Liliae praelucent telis
Motto Translation: Lillies outshine weapons of war.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. 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.
  11. ...

The Weber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weber 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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