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Weston is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Weston family lived in Staffordshire, at Weston-under-Lizard.

Weston Early Origins



The surname Weston 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.

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Weston Spelling Variations


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Weston Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Weston, Atgate and others.

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Weston Early History


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Weston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weston 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 Weston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weston 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 Weston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weston In Ireland


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Weston In Ireland



Some of the Weston 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Weston or a variant listed above:

Weston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Weston settled in Maine in 1623
  • William Weston settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Francis and Lucy Weston, who settled in Virginia in 1630
  • Joe Weston settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Edmond Weston, aged 30, arrived in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Weston, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Lewis Weston, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736-1737
  • Margaret Weston, who arrived in America in 1766
  • Ann Weston, aged 30, arrived in Carolina in 1774
  • Samuel Weston, who landed in New York in 1789
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rachael Weston, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • James Weston, who arrived in New York in 1823
  • Thomas Weston, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Daniel Weston, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Weston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andw Weston, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Jason Weston U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 206 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Southwick Weston U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a part of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Weston U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a part of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Ebenezer Weston U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a part of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Weston, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • Seth Weston, who arrived in Canada in 1841
  • Patrick Weston, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1843
  • Bridget Weston, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1843

Weston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Weston, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Henry Weston, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Frederick Weston arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • John Weston arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • John Weston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Weston landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Samuel Weston, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Caroline Weston, aged 26, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Phoebe Weston, aged 6, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Charlotte Weston, aged 4, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weston (post 1700)



  • Bob Weston, American musician
  • Edmund L. Weston, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 35th District, 1932; Postmaster at Syracuse, New York, 1933-41 (acting, 1933-34)
  • E. C. Weston, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 59th District, 1899-1900
  • David Weston, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2008
  • Daniel C. Weston, American politician, Postmaster at Augusta, Maine, 1843-44
  • Cole Weston, American politician, Representative from California 11th District, 1948
  • Charles Weston, American politician, Member of University of Nebraska Board of Regents, 1894-1900; Nebraska State Auditor, 1901-05
  • Charles Weston, American politician, Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1851
  • Carolyn Weston, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000, 2004
  • C. Tucker Weston, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972
  • ... (Another 46 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Weston Historic Events


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Weston Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Jerome Lee Weston (1943-1988), American Engineer from Baldwin, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name Weston


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Suggested Readings for the name Weston



  • Lower Richard Planters: Hopkins, Adams, Weston, and Related Families of South Carolina.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Weston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weston 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.

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