Weith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weith family

The surname Weith was first found in Somerset where Adam de la Wythye was listed in 1241. A few years later the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 included Richard atte Widege and Robert Widie in Oxfordshire. John de Wyihye (1296) and Alan atte Wythye (1332) both lived at Withy Farm in Danehill in Sussex and were recorded in the Subsidy Rolls; presumably they were related. [1]

Up in Scotland, the first record there was that of Laurencius filius Wyth, judex de Perth in reign of Alexander II. He reigned there from 1214 until his death in 1249. "Thomas Wyche or Withe was burgess of Perth, rendered homage [to King Edward I of England in] 1296. Henry Wyth, burgess of Dunfermline, appears in 1316 and c. 1340. Bricius Wyche, familiaris regis, had an annuity from the king in 1364. In this record his name is mangled to Dichty, Wacht, Wicht, Wycht, Wighte, Wyght, Wichtis, and Wricht. Malcolm Wyth witnessed a deed of sale in Aberdeen, 1383." [2]

Early History of the Weith family

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Weith Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Withy, Withey, Withie, Wythy, Wythie, Wythey, With, Wyth, Wythe and many more.

Early Notables of the Weith family (pre 1700)

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United States Weith migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Georg Weith, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742 [3]
Weith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lea Weith, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [3]
  • M Weith, aged 34, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [3]
  • Jesse Weith, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [3]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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