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The name Weeden arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Weeden 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.

Weeden Early Origins



The surname Weeden 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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Weeden Spelling Variations


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Weeden Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Weedon, Weeden, Weeton, Weton, Wedon and others.

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Weeden Early History


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Weeden Early History



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

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Weeden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weeden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Weeden name or one of its variants:

Weeden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Weeden, aged 22, landed in New England in 1635
  • Samuel Weeden, who landed in New England in 1644
  • William Weeden, who landed in New England in 1644

Weeden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Weeden, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1702
  • John Weeden, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Henry Weeden, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Weeden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Weeden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1761

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weeden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weeden (post 1700)



  • Brandon Kyle Weeden (b. 1983), American NFL football quarterback with the Cleveland Browns
  • Charles Albert "Bert" Weeden (1882-1939), American Major League Baseball player who played in 1911 for the Boston Rustlers
  • Wager Weeden, American politician, Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1840
  • W. H. Weeden, American politician, Mayor of Menlo Park, California, 1928
  • Joseph E. Weeden, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1847
  • Donald E. Weeden, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1968

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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Weeden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weeden 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 24 August 2016 at 04:08.

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