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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Weedon 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.

Weedon Early Origins



The surname Weedon 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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Weedon Spelling Variations


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Weedon Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Weedon, Weeden, Weeton, Weton, Wedon and others.

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Weedon Early History


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Weedon Early History



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

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Weedon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weedon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Weedon or a variant listed above:

Weedon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Weedon settled in Newport, Rhode Island in 1630 along with William
  • Ann Weedon, who arrived in Maryland in 1636
  • William Weedon, who arrived in Maryland in 1636
  • George Weedon, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • James Weedon, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weedon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Weedon settled in Virginia in 1720
  • Jane Weedon settled in Maryland in 1720
  • James Weedon settled in New England in 1755

Weedon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Weedon, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Eliza Weedon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • Henry Weedon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • James Weedon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • W. Weedon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weedon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weedon (post 1700)



  • George Weedon (1734-1793), American Brigadier General during the Revolutionary War
  • Frances Brawner Weedon (1885-1963), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1952, 1956; Member, Arizona State Parks Board, 1957-63
  • Harold William "Harry" Weedon (1887-1970), English architect
  • Bert Weedon OBE (b. 1920), English guitarist and composer guitarist
  • Professor Basil Charles Leicester Weedon CBE, FRS (1923-2003), English organic chemist and university administrator
  • Margaret Weedon (1854-1930), British Olympic archer

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Weedon Historic Events


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Weedon Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Kesha Weedon (1968-1988), American Student from Bronx, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. 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.
  11. ...

The Weedon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weedon 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 16 June 2016 at 03:47.

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