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Weber Generations

The origin of the surname Weber is obscured in antiquity, but it is likely derived from the German noun meaning "weaver". Our Weber ancestors have been traced back to Alsace, a small region that borders on Germany and France, and has been claimed and conquered by each side over centuries of wars. Our earliest record is for a Jacob Weber, who lived in the Bas-Rhin district of Alsace in the 1600's and his son Michael Weber. The Canadian branch of the Weber family, with Joseph Weber, arrived in about 1860's in Quebec, then settled in Ontario after 1890. His son Emil Weber migrated to Alberta in 1902, where he anglicized the family surname to Webber during World War One.

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  • The prime source of family history for the European Webers comes from Richard Baechler, of France.
  • The main source for the Weber family in Canada is derived from a booklet titled, "Who's That Sitting in our Family Tree?" written and privately published by Gertrude [Weber] Laurie, aunt of the author of this website.

How do I find my ancestor?

Click on a Weber name below to follow your lineage. Each name is a link into the website to the biography page of that ancestor. Where the link name ends in -en, this is the English page; where it ends in -fr, this is the French translation. A complete listing of names and dates can be found by clicking on the Name Index on the left-side column.

Descendancy Chart for JacobWeber16XXen

0 JacobWeber16XXen
1 MichaelWeber1660en
1 JeanJacobWeber1686en
1 JeanGeorgeWeber1727en
1 GeorgWeber1759en
1 GeorgeWeber1801en
1 AloiseWeber1852en
2 JosephWeber1840en
1 BarbaraWeber1876en
2 EmilWeber1879en
1 GertrudeWeber1915en
2 WinnifredWeber1911en

-- JimBenedict - 24 Dec 2011
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