When William James Weaver was born in 1842, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Washington Weaver, was 36 and his mother, Lovina Fetters, was 32. He died in 1842, in his hometown, at the age of 0.
English: occupational name, from an agent derivative of Middle English weven ‘to weave’ (Old English wefan).
English: habitational name from a place on the Weaver river in Cheshire, now called Weaver Hall but recorded simply as Weuere in the 13th and 14th centuries. The river name is from Old English wēfer(e) ‘winding stream’.
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘weaver’, for example German Weber , Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Tkacz or Tkach , Hungarian Takács (see Takacs ), and Slovenian Tkalec, Tekavec or Veber .