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About The Weavers
Bearers of the name Weaver seem to have taken it for granted that their surname originated in the
occupation of the "Weaver" when it became customary for artisans to assume family name or surnames,
their ancestor having taken or been given the name of his occupation, which has been handed down
through the generations to this day.

The Weaver name first appears in the Domesday book (1086 A.D.) in which the Weaver Manor in
Cheshire, England is recorded. According to the descendants in England, one Baron de Wavre or de
Wevre, a Norman Gentleman, came to England before the conquest of William, the Conqueror, on account
of the protection and favor shown to Normans by King Edward, the Confessor, and was given the manor
by grace of the King. Contrary to the custom prevalent at that time, that of assuming the name of
the manor, he gave his name to it, and thus emphasized his connection with the original Norman
family which is said to have originated in Wavres, Flanders.

H. Baille Weaver, a well-known authority on this subject, says that nearly all the Weaver families
are descended from the Weavers of Cheshire, or the Weavers of Herefordshire.

About the fifteenth century, the name was often spelled Weever, and later it became uniformly
spelled Weaver. The following item appeared in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register,
and seems to settle quite conclusively the Question of the patronymic Weaver: "The Weaver Families
were for a long succession of years to be found in the three counties bordering Wales; Cheshire,
Shropshire and Herefordshire; their name was taken from the Manor of Weaver near Middlewick, Cheshire."

From the book "Epperson and Allied Families", by Mrs. Elizabeth (Weaver) Epperson.
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.




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