× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The ancestors of the Weys surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Weys Early Origins



The surname Weys was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times before the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086.

Close

Weys Spelling Variations


Expand

Weys Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Weys include Way, Waye, Wey, Whey, Weigh, Weghe and others.

Close

Weys Early History


Expand

Weys Early History



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

Close

Weys Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Weys Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

Weys In Ireland


Expand

Weys In Ireland



Some of the Weys 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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Weys Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Peter Weys, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Ulerich Weys, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Andrew Weys, who arrived in New York in 1744
  • Philip Weys, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Joh Michael Weys, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Weys Family Crest Products


Expand

Weys Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. 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.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    11. ...

    The Weys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weys 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 14 February 2014 at 09:11.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest