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Weet Early Origins



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.

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Weet Spelling Variations


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Weet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wheat, Wheate, Whate, Weate, Weet, Wete and others.

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Weet Early History


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Weet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weet research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1157, 1180, 1249, 1327, 1484, 1563, 1667, 1721, 1690, 1695, 1708, 1721, 1717 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Weet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weet 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



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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weet (post 1700)



  • Irving W. Weet, American Republican politician, Chair of Orleans County Republican Party, 1927

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Weet Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Weet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weet 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 14 October 2015 at 09:35.

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