Weekly is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Weekly family lived in Hertfordshire
, at the manor of Wakely
Early Origins of the Weekly family
The surname Weekly was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, conjecturally the family were descended from Ralph of Wakely, a Norman noble, who held his lands from Count Allan and was thus reflected in the Domesday Book
Survey of 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Weekly family
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Weekly Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Wakley, Wakeley, Wakely, Wakelie, Wakelee, Weakley, Wakerley and many more.
Early Notables of the Weekly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weekly family to Ireland
Some of the Weekly family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Weekly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Weekly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Edith Weekly, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm