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Weed is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Weed family lived in Buckinghamshire, on Whielden Lane, Amersham. Today Weedon is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district to the north of Aylesbury and south of Hardwick in Buckinghamshire.

Weed Early Origins



The surname Weed was first found in Northamptonshire where they held a family seat at two villages called Weedon Beck and Weedon Lois. They held these lands from the Count of Mortain, and were conjecturally descended from Hugh of Grand Mesnil in Normandy. The poet, Dame Edith Sitwell, is buried in the village.

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Weed Spelling Variations


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Weed Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Weed are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Weed include Weedon, Weeden, Weeton, Weton, Wedon and others.

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Weed Early History


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Weed Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weed research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weed History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weed Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weed Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weed Notables 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Weed, or a variant listed above:

Weed Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonas Weed, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Hen Weed, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Weed Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Weed, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

Weed Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Weed U.E. who settled in Bell Vue, Beaver Harbor, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as a child less than 10 years of age [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. Jonas Weed U.E. who settled in Bell Vue, Beaver Harbor, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weed (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weed (post 1700)



  • Charles Leander Weed (1824-1903), American photographer
  • Robert Law Weed (1897-1961), American architect
  • Susun Weed, American herbalist, author, and director of the Wise Woman Center
  • Robert C Weed Jr. (b. 1955), American golf course designer, builder, and protégé of Pete Dye
  • Albert Charles Weed, Virginia winemaker, businessman, and Democrat
  • Thurlow "Tad" Weed (1933-2006), American placekicker for the Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Brigadier General Stephen Hinsdale Weed (1831-1863), career military officer in the United States Army
  • Charles A. Weed, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford, 1904
  • Charles H. Weed, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cayuga County 1st District, 1868-69
  • Ebenezer Weed, American politician, Postmaster at Stamford, Connecticut, 1775-87
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Weed


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Suggested Readings for the name Weed



  • History of the Weed and Allied Families By Charles Allison Weed.
  • Southern Weeds and Allied Families by Louie Clarence Weed and Louie Gordon Weed.

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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: Credo
Motto Translation: I Believe.


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Citations


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  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

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. 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. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 14 June 2016 at 09:49.

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