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Weekes is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Weekes family lived in Sussex. The name, however, derives from the Old English word wic, which describes someone who lives at an outlying settlement.

Weekes Early Origins



The surname Weekes was first found in Surrey at Wyke, a tything, in the parish of Worplesdon, union of Guildford, First division of the hundred of Woking. "This place is mentioned in Domesday Book under the name of Wucha, and at an early period was held by a family called De Wyke." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found at Yatton in Somerset. "The greater portion of [the church of Yatton] appears to have been rebuilt in the 15th century, by the Wyck family, to one of whom is a monument bearing his effigy, in the north transept." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Weekes Spelling Variations


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Weekes 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. Weekes has been recorded under many different variations, including Weekes, Weeks, Wikes, Wykes, Wyke, Wix, Wicks, Weykes and many more.

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Weekes Early History


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Weekes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weekes research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1703, 1222, 1293, 1554, 1554, 1430, 1554, 1621, 1593, 1643, 1627, 1641, 1628, 1699, 1632, 1707, 1683 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Weekes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weekes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weekes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Wykes (1222-c.1293), English chronicler, a canon regular of Oseney Abbey, near Oxford; Thomas Wykes ( fl. 1554), of Moreton Jeffries, Herefordshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Leominster in November 1554; Thomas Wykes (died c.1430), Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire; Richard...

Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weekes 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 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. Weekess were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Weekes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anna, Marie and Joe Weekes settled in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Weekes settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Anna Weekes, aged 1, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Francis Weekes, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1635
  • George Weekes, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weekes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weekes (post 1700)



  • James Weekes (b. 1911), American sailor and Olympic champion
  • Marie Weekes, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1920
  • John A. Weekes Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 25th District, 1898, 1900-02
  • B. P. Weekes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1936
  • Augustus W. Weekes (1850-1916), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 2nd District, 1893-96; Member of Michigan State Senate 17th District, 1901-04
  • William Weekes Fowler (1849-1923), English clergyman and entomologist
  • Paul Nicholas Weekes (b. 1969), English cricketer
  • Henry Weekes RA (1807-1877), English sculptor
  • William Weekes (d. 1806), Irish-born Canadian lawyer and political figure in Upper Canada
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Weekes (b. 1971), Australian Olympic water polo gold medal champion
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Weekes Historic Events


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Weekes Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Albert James Weekes, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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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: Cari Deo nihilo carent
Motto Translation: Those dear to God want nothing.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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