The name ‘Weaver’ is of English origin. it is derived from an occupational name, from an agent derivative of the word ‘weven’ which means to weave (from the Old English word ‘wefan’), It is also a habitational name from a place on the river Weaver in Cheshire, England, now called Weaver Hall (recorded simply as ‘Weuere’ in the 13th and 14th Centuries). The river name is derived from old English word ‘wefer(e)’ which means winding stream. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Weaver’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 16th century were a ‘Thomas Weaver’, from Wettenhall, England, is recorded on the Wills of Chester in 1585. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Nancy Weaver’, who married ‘Duncan McDougall’ in 1774, settled in Schenectady County, New York before 1774. Today, ‘Weaver’ is the ‘164th’ most commo… Coat of arms: Sable…
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