Jean Weir

Female3 April 1854–

Brief Life History of Jean

When Jean Weir was born on 3 April 1854, in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Weir, was 29 and her mother, Grace Steel, was 32.

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David Weir
Grace Steel
Agnes Weir
Jane Weir
James Weir
John T. Wier
Elisabeth Weir
David Weir
Jean Weir
Jane Weir
George Weir
Janet Weir
Grace Weir
Andrew Weir
Mary Weir
Rankine Weir

Sources (1)

  • Jean Weir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (14)

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World Events (3)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 3

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.


Age 30

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


Age 54

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

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 .

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

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