The name Weetzer is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who was referred to as swete,
which is an Old English word used to describe a sweet
person. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Weetzer family
The surname Weetzer was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Weetzer family
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Weetzer Spelling Variations
Weetzer has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Weetzer have been found, including Sweit, Sweet, Swete, Sweete, Sweett and others.
Early Notables of the Weetzer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weetzer family to Ireland
Some of the Weetzer family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 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 Weetzer family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Weetzers to arrive on North American shores: Robert Sweet who settled in Virginia in 1623; George settled there in 1653; Thomas Sweet settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1633; William Sweet settled in Virginia in 1654.