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Origins of the Weaver surname

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About the Weavers

We have a total number of 96264 records for people with the last name Weaver.

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Where do most Weavers live?

In 1921, most Weavers lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Weavers

How common is your surname?

552nd most common surname in the UK

We have 83,200 records for the Weaver surname. The oldest one dates back to 1542.

Who were Weavers most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Weavers.

What are the most common Weaver first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Weavers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Weavers in 1921
Dressmaker

332

Laundress

308

Domestic Servant

228

General Servant Domestic

218

General Servant

161

Common Male occupations for Weavers in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

442

General Labourer

357

Farm Hands

329

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

326

Coal Miner

301

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