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Weaver, Webber, Weber, Wever Surname

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Weaver
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.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Webber
English (chiefly West Country): occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webber, agent derivative of Webb.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Weber.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Weber
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a weaver, Middle High German wëber, German Weber, an agent derivative of weben ‘to weave’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, being found for example as a Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Hungarian name.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Wever
North German and Dutch: occupational name for a weaver, Middle Low German wever, Middle Dutch wever(e). Compare Weber.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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