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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.

Weighs Early Origins



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.

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Weighs Spelling Variations


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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.

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Weighs Early History


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Weighs Early History



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

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Weighs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weighs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Weighs In Ireland


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Weighs In Ireland



Some of the Weighs 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



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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Weighs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weighs 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 14 February 2014 at 09:11.

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