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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.

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Weys Spelling Variations


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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.

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Weys Early History


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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.

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Weys Early Notables (pre 1700)


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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.

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Weys In Ireland


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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.

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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.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. 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.

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