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Weymouth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Weymouth family


The surname Weymouth was first found in the Saxon village of Weymouth in Dorset. The place name dates back to at least 934 when it was first listed as Waimouthe. Literally the place name means "mouth of the River Wey," an ancient English river name of unknown origin and meaning. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

An ancient sea=port and market-town, Weymouth and Melcombe-Regis, both towns are on opposite sides of the harbour. "Weymouth, which derives its name from its situation at the mouth of the river Wey, is the more ancient, and was probably known to the Romans, as in the immediate neighbourhood there are evident traces of a vicinal way. It is also noticed in the Norman survey, with several other places, under the common name of Wai, or Waia, among which it. is clearly identified by the mention of the salterns exclusively belonging to it." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

"This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Weymouth,' a seaport and market-town in Dorset." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
[4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Early History of the Weymouth family


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Weymouth Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wymarke, Wymark, Wimark, Wymarle, Wimarle, Wimarl, Wymarl, Wymerke, Wymer, Wimer, Wymarch and many more.

Early Notables of the Weymouth family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Weymouth family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weymouth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Weymouth, who arrived in New England in 1652 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Weymouth, who landed in New Hampshire in 1654 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jane Weymouth, who arrived in Maryland in 1675-1680 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Weymouth, who landed in Maryland in 1680 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Weymouth, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1686 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Weymouth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R Weymouth, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Weymouth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Weymouth, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [6]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
  • Mary Ann Weymouth, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [6]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
  • Catherine Weymouth, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [6]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
  • Jane Weymouth, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [6]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
  • Emma Weymouth, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [6]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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Weymouth (post 1700)


  • Elizabeth Morris "Lally" Graham Weymouth (b. 1943), née, Graham, an American journalist, Senior Associate Editor of the Washington Post, former Special Diplomatic Correspondent of Newsweek magazine
  • George Alexis "Frolic" Weymouth (1936-2016), American artist who served on the United States Commission of Fine Arts, member of the Du Pont family
  • Katharine Bouchage Weymouth (b. 1966), American former publisher of The Washington Post
  • George Warren Weymouth (1850-1910), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1879-1901)
  • Martina Michèle "Tina" Weymouth (b. 1950), American musician, best known as a founding member and bassist of the New Wave group Talking Heads
  • Dr. Richard Francis Weymouth (1822-1902), English schoolmaster, lay Baptist bible scholar
  • Kevin Weymouth, New Zealand footballer who represented New Zealand at international level
  • Richard Weymouth (1780-1832), British Royal Navy commander
  • Willfred Weymouth Lufkin (1879-1934), American Republican politician, Delegate to Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention, 1917; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1917-21 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Weymouth Rymer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1940; Member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1955-58 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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