× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


Wesson is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Wesson family lived in Staffordshire, at Weston-under-Lizard.

Wesson Early Origins



The surname Wesson was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat at Weston-under-Lizard, having been granted lands as a tenant in chief by William the Conqueror. Reginald Bailleul was from Bailleul-En-Gouffern at Orne, arrondisement of Argentan, in the canton of Trun, in Normandy.

Close

Wesson Spelling Variations


Expand

Wesson Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wesson family name include Weston, Atgate and others.

Close

Wesson Early History


Expand

Wesson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wesson research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1200, 1540, 1688, 1628, 1511, 1536, 1577, 1634, 1605, 1663, 1611, 1656, 1640, 1639, 1665, 1609, 1688, 1620, 1681, 1660, 1652, 1699, 1689, 1698, 1567 and 1573 are included under the topic Early Wesson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Wesson Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Wesson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Weston, a 15th-century English merchant from Bristol who is believed to have been the first Englishman to lead an expedition to North America; Sir Francis Weston (1511-1536), English gentleman at the court of King Henry VIII of England, charged with high treason...

Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wesson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Wesson In Ireland


Expand

Wesson In Ireland



Some of the Wesson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Wesson family to immigrate North America:

Wesson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliza Wesson, who arrived in Virginia in 1649
  • Mary Wesson, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Thomas Wesson, who arrived in Maryland in 1667

Wesson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Wesson, who landed in Virginia in 1723

Wesson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Wesson, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1892
  • Fredk. Wesson, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • James E. Wesson, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1892
  • Eme. Wesson, aged 9, who settled in America from W. Chester, in 1893
  • Clara Wesson, aged 17, who emigrated to America from W. Chester, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wesson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Wesson, aged 32, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1902
  • Henry Thomas Wesson, aged 44, who landed in America from Staffordshire, in 1904
  • Grace H. Wesson, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
  • Albert Wesson, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Old Mill, England, in 1906
  • Harold Wesson, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Wesson (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Wesson (post 1700)



  • Jessica Wesson (b. 1982), American Young Artist Award nominated actress
  • Barry Jarvis Wesson (b. 1977), American former Major League Baseball right-handed outfielder
  • Amy Wesson (b. 1977), American fashion model
  • Richard Lewis "Dick" Wesson (1919-1996), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated character actor, comedian, comedy writer, and producer
  • Daniel B. Wesson II (1916-1978), American inventor and firearms maker, great-grandson of Daniel B., founder of Dan Wesson Firearms
  • Warren M. Wesson, American World War II fighter ace
  • Dick Wesson (1919-1979), American actor and announcer for The Wonderful World of Disney
  • Daniel Baird Wesson (1825-1906), American gunsmith and co-founder of Smith and Wesson Inc in 1852
  • Edward Wesson (1910-1983), English watercolour artist
  • Mel Wesson (b. 1958), British film, television and video game composer, known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Blood Diamond (2006) and Inception (2010)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Wesson Family Crest Products


Expand

Wesson Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Wesson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wesson 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 10 February 2016 at 12:16.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest