Early Origins of the Weet family
The surname Weet was first found in Norfolk
, where the name appeared in the mid-12th century. The Weet name has several possible origins. The most obvious is that it is a metonymic occupational
name and that the first bearer was a wheat farmer. Another possibility is that it was originally a nickname
for someone who ate a lot of wheat or who bore some resemblance to wheat, perhaps in hair color. Still another possibility is that the name is completely unrelated to wheat, coming instead from the old English word hwoet, which meant active, bold or brave.
Early History of the Weet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weet research.Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1157, 1180, 1249, 1327, 1484, 1563, 1667, 1721, 1690, 1695, 1708, 1721, 1717, 1721, 1693, 1746, 1722, 1727, 1721, 1633, 1746, 1846 and 1944 are included under the topic Early Weet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Weet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wheat, Wheate, Whate, Weate, Weet, Wete and others.
Early Notables of the Weet family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Wheate, 1st Baronet
(1667-1721), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Woodstock (1690-1695) and (1708-1721), Storekeeper of the Ordnance (1717-1721.) His son, Sir Thomas Wheate, 2nd Baronet
(1693-1746) was also a politician, Member of Parliament for Woodstock (1722-1727.) Upon his father's... Another 124 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Weet family to Ireland
Some of the Weet family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 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 Weet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joshua Wheat, who arrived in New England
in 1635; at the young age of 17; as well as Moses Wheat, who arrived there seven years later, in 1642. Further North, in what was to become Canada, Solo Wheat arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760..
Contemporary Notables of the name Weet (post 1700)
- Irving W. Weet, American Republican politician, Chair of Orleans County Republican Party, 1927 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html