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.
Early Origins of the Weigh family
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
Early History of the Weigh family
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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.
Early Notables of the Weigh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weigh family to 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.
Migration of the Weigh family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Historic Events for the Weigh family
- Mr. Edward Weigh, English Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/