The Weghe name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Cambridgeshire
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Weghe family
The surname Weghe was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times before the taking of the Domesday Book
Early History of the Weghe family
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Weghe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Weghe has undergone many spelling variations
, including Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.
Early Notables of the Weghe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weghe family to Ireland
Some of the Weghe family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Weghe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Weghe were among those contributors: George Way, who settled in Boston in 1633; Edward Way settled in Virginia in 1655; Elizabeth Way settled in Nantasket, Mass in 1630; Richard Way was a merchant of St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1779.