Weaver Name Study

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About the Project

The Weaver Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Weaver name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Weaver name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Weavers), by time period (18th Century Weavers), or by topic (Weaver DNA, Weaver Occupations, Weaver Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Weaver Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Jluv Taylor for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Weaver Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

Weaver 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 wefer(e) ‘winding stream’. Translated form of German Weber.(From Ancestry)

Weaver Spelling Variations

  • Weaver
  • Wever
  • Weever
  • Wevre
  • Wevere
  • Wafer
  • Weafer



Coat of Arms


The fact that the Weaver family has had a Coat of Arms six hundred and fifty years, and probably longer, is additional evidence that the family name was not taken from the occupation of an ancestor.

The Coat of Arms which is used was prepared by a professional heraldist who studied the subject in England and who claims that it is the correct Coat of Arms for our family. It was submitted to an authority in London, Eng., who stated that it is the Coat of Arms of the Weavers of Herefordshire and hence the one which we should use.

It is thus described:

Arms = Sa. two bars arg.: in chief three garbs or.

Crest = A ram’s head erased arg.

Motto = Esto Fidelis (Be Faithful).

Sa. = Black.

or. = Gold.

arg. = Silver or white.

Garbs = Sheaves of Wheat.

Erased = Torn off.

Armed = Horns another color.

In chief = The upper part of shield.

The ornamental parts which do not affect its integrity are:


Mantling = The flourishing ornament attached to the Helmet.

Scroll for motto.

According to Dwnn’s Visitation of Wale; the Coat of Arms which should be used by the Weavers of Herefordshire and hence, also by Clement Weaver and by us his descendants, is the “Arms of Cadwgan of Nannau.” It is a plain black shield surrounded by an ornamental scroll. No motto is mentioned.

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Looking for Weavers from the Ohio area.
posted by Terrie Weaver
Weavers of Granville link does not work.
posted by Susan Pearson
Please put me in the group also. Weber-6980. Weber was Weaver in some cases.
posted by Dwayne Weber
I added a few more Weavers to project. I did see quite few that did not have profile managers. Not sure if anyone line to pick those up or what you like to do with them.


I have like to add my DNA and I like to join Weaver Surname Project. I stuck on this woman like to see if any Weaver Family fits her.



May I add my Weavers to your study? My oldest Weaver is Weaver-1917 before the last name changes to Weber. My Weavers came over from Germany. Thanks! Kimberly
My 2nd GGrandfather, Albert John Weaver (Weaver-4360) was born 7 April 1837 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1861, he joined the Union Army in Pennsylvania.
posted by Shelley Montague
Hi, Jluv,

My 2GGF, George Weaver left Bavaria at age 11 when his family emigrated to Illinois where that Weaver line has lived for generations.

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Hi! I added text to the companion category for your name study (Category:Weaver Name Study). Feel free to edit it. The default for the template is to add the main category, but you can add a line to have a different category. See the ONS template page for details. Give me a holler if you have any questions about categorization.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

All my Weavers are from Liverpool, England, going back to 1752. If you find any connection with yours to Liverpool please contact me as I would be happy to share any information I have to help you. Dave

posted by David Weaver
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posted by David Weaver
The Weavers i have in my tree are mainly from Iredell, North Carolina.
posted by Jluv Taylor