William Weaver

Brief Life History of William

When William Weaver was born in 1807, in Donnington, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Weaver, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Hill, was 26. He married Sarah D Lapworth on 23 April 1849, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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William Weaver
Sarah D Lapworth
Marriage: 23 April 1849
Mary Ann Weaver

Sources (3)

  • William Weaver, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Weaver, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • William Weaver, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"

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Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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