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Weighs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Weighs name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Weighs family


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

Early History of the Weighs family


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Weighs Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Weighs were recorded, including Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.

Early Notables of the Weighs family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Weighs family to Ireland


Some of the Weighs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Weighs family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Weighs family emigrate to 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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