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The name Weigh is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Weigh Early Origins



The surname Weigh was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times before the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086.

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Weigh Spelling Variations


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Weigh Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Weigh has been spelled many different ways, including Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.

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Weigh Early History


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Weigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weigh research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weigh In Ireland


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Weigh In Ireland



Some of the Weigh 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Weighs to arrive in North America: 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.

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Weigh Historic Events


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Weigh Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edward  Weigh, English Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Weigh Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Weigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weigh 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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