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Weld History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Weld family


The surname Weld was first found in Cheshire in the lands and manor of Eaton in that county. They were descended from Edric, surnamed Stratton or Sylvaticus, created Duke of Mercia by Ethelred, King of England in 1003, but put to death 14 years later by King Canute. Edric Wild or Weld, his descendant in 1066, was a person of great power in the north west of England. He was succeeded by another Edric, William, John, William and Edward, living 1290. William Weld, Sheriff of London in 1352 married Anne Wettenhall and was seated at Eaton in Cheshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Early History of the Weld family


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Weld Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Weld, Welde, Weilde, Weldee and others.

Early Notables of the Weld family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Weld family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weld Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel, Edmund, John, Joseph, Samual, Thomas, and Margeret Weld all, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1632
  • Captain Joseph Weld (1599-1646), who arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1632, progenitor of the famous Welds of Boston [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Weld, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1632 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Weld, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1638 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Daniel Weld, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1641 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Weld Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Weld, aged 28, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Weld Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Weld, English convict from Knutsford, Cheshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Weld Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John E. Weld, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1869

Contemporary Notables of the name Weld (post 1700)


  • William Gordon Weld (1775-1825), American shipmaster and ship owner
  • William Fletcher Weld (1800-1881), American shipping magnate
  • George Walker Weld (1840-1905), American founding member of the Boston Athletic Association and financier of the Weld Boathouse
  • Susan Ker "Tuesday" Weld (b. 1943), American Golden Globe, Academy Award, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning actress
  • Joseph Weld (1777-1863), English aristocrat and boat builder who built "The Arrow", which took part in the first America's Cup race in 1851
  • Thomas Weld (1773-1837), English Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal, eldest son of Thomas Weld
  • Thomas Weld of Lulworth Castle (1750-1810), English philanthropist who gave Stonyhurst College with 30 acres to exiled Jesuits
  • Sir Frederick Aloysius Weld (1823-1891), New Zealand politician, sixth Premier of New Zealand, Governor of Western Australia and Governor of Tasmania
  • Dermot K. Weld (b. 1948), Irish racehorse trainer who holds the record for the most winners trained in Ireland (2, 578 set in August 2000)
  • William Floyd Weld (b. 1945), Republican Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997

The Weld Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil sine numine
Motto Translation: Nothing without the Deity.


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Citations


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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