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The surname Weyer has a few possible origins. The name may be toponymic, from a place name near which the original bearer lived or held land. Place names which could have inspired the surname Weyer could be Weier, Weiher, Wieren, and Weyer in Germany or Wierum in Holland. Or the surname could be locative, from a geographical feature near where the bearer resided. In either case, the name would be derived from the Middle German word "weiher" meaning "a pond or still water" or from the old German water-word "wir." The surname Weyer may also be patronymic, from the first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname Weyer would come from the personal name Wigheri, stemming from "weihen" meaning "holy."

Weyer Early Origins



The surname Weyer was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Haintz Weyer from Heudorf was recorded in Riedlingen in 1434, and Magdalena zum Weiher, widow of Erasmus zum Wiger, in Freiburg in 1572. A shoemaker named Martin Weyermann was mentioned in documents of 1644.

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Weyer Spelling Variations


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Weyer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Weyer, Weyher, Wier, Weyhe, Weyier, van der Weyer, van den Weyer, Weye, Weyers, Wyers, Wyer, Wiermann and many more.

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Weyer Early History


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Weyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weyer research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1640, 1621, 1596, 1666, 1610, 1670, 1620, 1690 and 1842 are included under the topic Early Weyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weyer Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weyer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Archibald Weyer, who settled in Barbados in 1634
  • Archibald Weyer, aged 18, arrived in Barbados in 1634

Weyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Weyer, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Henrig Weyer, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Niccolas Weyer, who arrived in New York in 1715
  • Phillis Weyer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Susanna Weyer, who landed in Virginia in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christine Weyer, who arrived in America in 1843
  • Arnold W Weyer, who landed in America in 1845
  • Peter Heinrich Weyer, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Martin Weyer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Hendrik Jan Weyer, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weyer (post 1700)



  • Johann Weyer (1515-1588), Dutch physician and occultist

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    11. ...

    The Weyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weyer 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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