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The name Weyler is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a wheelwright. In medieval times wheels were wooden and quite fragile and high maintenance. Thus there was a high demand for both wheels and skilled people to make and repair them.

Weyler Early Origins



The surname Weyler was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066, at Martin Hussingtree.

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Weyler Spelling Variations


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Weyler Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Weyler include Wheeler, Wheler, Wheller and others.

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Weyler Early History


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Weyler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weyler research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1686, 1642, 1656, 1694 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Weyler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weyler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weyler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weyler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weyler In Ireland


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Weyler In Ireland



Some of the Weyler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words (5 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Weyler were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Weyler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederich Weyler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774

Weyler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Magdalena Weyler, aged 32, arrived in America in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weyler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weyler (post 1700)



  • Rex Weyler (1947-1979), American author, journalist and ecologist, cofounder of Greenpeace International in 1979
  • Javier Andrés Weyler (b. 1975), Argentine drummer, best known as a former member of Stereophonics

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Motto


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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: Avito jure
Motto Translation: By ancestral right.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Weyler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weyler 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 7 April 2014 at 14:34.

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