David Weir

about 1680–
Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of David

When David Weir was born about 1680, in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, James Weir, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Smith, was 30. He married Margaret Thomson. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

David Weir
1680–
Margaret Thomson
1680–
Marriage:
James Weir
1700–
John Weir
1707–1743
Agnes Weir
1711–
John Weir
1714–
Gavin Weir
1716–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    James Weir

    Male1650–Male

    Catherine Smith

    Female1650–Female

siblings

(2)

    Isobell Weir

    Female1677–Female

    Male1680–Male

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river. Compare Ware .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ ( see McNair ).3 Irish: Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora ‘weir’, ‘stepping stones’), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra and Ó Comhraidhe ( see Corr and Curry ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Weir in entry for Gavien Weir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Weir in entry for Agnes Weir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Weir in entry for John Weir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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