When Leuretta Pearl Weir was born on 18 August 1916, in Monticello, Green, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Lemuel Oscar Weir, was 35 and her mother, Daisy Pearl Barker, was 31. She lived in Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died on 2 June 2004, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Sextonville, Richland, Wisconsin, United States.
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river, from Middle English, Older Scots wer(e) ‘weir; fish-trap’. Compare Ware and Wear . In northern England and lowland Scotland there has been much confusion with the Irish and Scottish Gaelic names in 2, 4 and 5 below.
Scottish: in Scotland, this surname was sometimes used for Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’, more often Anglicized as McNair .
Scottish (of Norman origin): surname of a family of Blackwood (Lanarkshire), which is said to be descended from Ralph de Ver, a Norman baron associated with William the Lion between 1174 and 1184. The change in pronunciation from Vere to Were would be unusual in Anglo-Norman French, and the true source of the surname may lie elsewhere. One possibility is Wierre in Pas-de-Calais. Another possibility is that the surname may represent versions of the Norman surname de la Were ‘of the war’, a nickname for a warrior; see Warr .