James Weir

1643–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Weir was born in 1643, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Robert Weir III, was 53 and his mother, Lady Evelyn Young, was 50. He married Janet Clerk in 1662, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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James Weir
1643–
Janet Clerk
1647–
Marriage: 1662
James Weir
1663–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1662
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    James Weir

    Male1663–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

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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  • James Weir in entry for Jean Weir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Weir in entry for James Weir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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