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

First found in Rutland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weymouth research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1219, 1510, 1600, 1558, 1455, 1487, 1585 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Weymouth History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weymouth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • William Weymouth, who landed in New Hampshire in 1654
  • Jane Weymouth, who arrived in Maryland in 1675-1680
  • John Weymouth, who landed in Maryland in 1680
  • Richard Weymouth, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1686

Weymouth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • R Weymouth, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Weymouth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Weymouth arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838
  • Mary Ann Weymouth arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838
  • Catherine Weymouth arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838
  • Jane Weymouth arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838
  • Emma Weymouth arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838


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  • 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
  • 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)
  • George Alexis "Frolic" Weymouth (1936-2016), American artist who served on the United States Commission of Fine Arts, member of the Du Pont family
  • 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


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  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Weymouth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weymouth 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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