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The name Weyant is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Weyant Early Origins



The surname Weyant 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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Weyant Spelling Variations


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Weyant Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Weyant are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Weyant include: Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.

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Weyant Early History


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Weyant Early History



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

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Weyant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weyant Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Weyant In Ireland


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Weyant In Ireland



Some of the Weyant 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


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Weyant or a variant listed above:

Weyant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Martin Weyant, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Weyant, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Jacob Weyant, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Weyant Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Margareta Weyant, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Harrison Weyant, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • William H. Weyant, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1919
  • William Weyant, aged 53, who settled in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weyant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weyant (post 1700)



  • John P. Weyant (b. 1947), American research professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University
  • William S. Weyant, American meteorologist in charge with the winter party at Little America V in 1958, eponym of Mount Weyant, Antarctica
  • Dode Weyant (1930-2007), American editor, known for his work on Prince of Darkness (1987), Shocker (1989) and Bat*21 (1988)
  • Stephanie Weyant, American actress, known for her work on The Kingdom (2007), Middle Men (2009) and Predatory Instinct (2011)
  • Carl Weyant (b. 1983), American actor, producer, model and musician, known for Karma: Crime. Passion. Reincarnation (2008), Dedd Brothers (2009) and The Terrorist (2016)
  • Chuck Weyant (b. 1923), retired American racecar driver who raced from 1952 to 1959, the oldest living Indianapolis 500 veteran
  • Carlucci Weyant (b. 1983), American actor and producer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Weyant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weyant 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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