Weaver

Recorded in many spellings including Weaver, the patronymic Weavers, Wafer, Weafer, Wever, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It can be either an occupational or a locational surname. As an occupational surname it derives from the Olde English pre 7th century word "wefan", meaning to weave. Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary if and when a son followed his father into the same line of business. Weaver as a locational surname derives from the place called Weaver Hall in the county of Cheshire. This is recorded as "Wevre" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and as "Wevere" in 1300; the place stands on the river Weaver, which derives its name from the Olde English word "wefere", meaning a winding stream. Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. An interesting namebearer, listed in the "Dictionary of National Biography", was John Weaver (1673 - 1760), a famous dancing master and the original introducer of pantomimes into England. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Simon de Wevere. This was dated 1259, in the Assize Court rolls of Cheshire, during the reign of King Henry 111rd, 1216 - 1272. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Weaver — commonly refers to a person that weaves fabric from thread or yarn. It may also refer to:Activities* Weaver (occupation), a person who weaves fabricAnimals* Ploceidae, the weaver bird family * Crevice weaver spider family * Orb weaver spider… …   Wikipedia

  • Weaver — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andrew J. Weaver (* 1961), kanadischer Klimaforscher Archibald J. Weaver (1843–1887), US amerikanischer Politiker Arthur Weaver (1873–1945), US amerikanischer Politiker Blayne Weaver (* 1976), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Weaver — Weav er, n. 1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. Weavers of linen. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A weaver bird. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic beetle of the genus {Gyrinus}. See {Whirling}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weaver — Weaver, AL U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 2619 Housing Units (2000): 1133 Land area (2000): 2.645372 sq. miles (6.851482 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.645372 sq. miles (6.851482 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Weaver, AL — U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 2619 Housing Units (2000): 1133 Land area (2000): 2.645372 sq. miles (6.851482 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.645372 sq. miles (6.851482 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • weaver — ► NOUN 1) a person who weaves fabric. 2) (also weaver bird) a finch like songbird of tropical Africa and Asia, which builds elaborately woven nests …   English terms dictionary

  • weaver — [wē′vər] n. 1. a person who weaves; esp., one whose work is weaving 2. WEAVER FINCH …   English World dictionary

  • weaver — weaver. Hейрологическая мутация, обусловливающая нарушение развития гранулярных клеток мозжечка и атаксию у мыши (аллель wv локализован на участке хромосомы 16, гомологичном участку хромосомы 21 человека, не исключено, что гомологичная мутация… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Weaver — (spr. ŭīwer), Fluß in der engl. Grafschaft Cheshire, fließt an Northwich (von hier ab schiffbar) vorbei und ergießt sich nach 72 km langem Lauf in das Mersey Ästuar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Weaver —   [ wiːvə], Sigourney (Susan Alexandra), amerikanische Schauspielerin, * New York 8. 10. 1949; Darstellerin des (experimentellen) Theaters, die seit dem Durchbruch beim Film als Actionheldin in der Sciencefictionreihe »Alien« (1979 97, bisher 4… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • weaver — mid 14c. (mid 13c. as a surname), agent noun from WEAVE (Cf. weave) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

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