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About our DAY Family
It has been handed down by tradition that the family of Day originally came from
Wales. This tradition is undoubtedly correct. In a book of Heraldry, containing the
arms of William Day, B. D., Provost of Eton College and Dean of Windsor, confirmed by
William Flower, Norroy, on the 21st of October, 1582, in the twenty-fourth year of
the reign of Queen Elizabeth, he is said to be descended from the Dees of Wales, viz.
being younger son of Richard Day, who was the son of Nicholas Day, the son of John
Dee, (called by the English, Daye.) He was son of Morgan Dee, younger brother to
Richard Dee, Welshman."
"DEE" signifying, it is said, dark or dingy, is the name of a small river in Wales,
and was probably applied to some ancestor of the family, dwelling upon its banks, in
order to distinguish him from others — ^just as WicklifTe took his name from the
village in which he was born — and in time, the word Dee came to be written,
according to its apparent sound, Daye or Day. This name, moreover, still prevails in
Wales, and is there pronounced as in England and this country. (Source)
About our Weitz Family
Weitz Family Name Origins
Weitz: said by the Pleve and Kromm versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana First Settlers
to be fromUC Nidda, but the Kromm version also gives Eichelsdorf and
Schotten as optional origins
Weitz: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Messelgruebe, Kurmainz.
Weitz: this family name was found recorded in Herborn marriage records 1762-1767,
and in Schotten parish records for many generations prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.
This site is dedicated to Patience Elizabeth Day and her brother Frederick Davis Day, whose energetic research over many years has culminated in the legacy shown here. The information was extracted from the boxes of materials they collected.
This information is hereby COPYWRITTEN on their behalf. Information may NOT be
used, retrieved, and/or distributed without permission.
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NOTE: Much of the lineage for Moses Day's daughter, Louise DAY
Pierce, has been researched, created, and supplied to us by Mimi Taylor.
Permission has been granted and all of her known Day information has been
released by her to us exclusively to publish on the Weitz-Day website for public
viewing, because "Jim's mother, Patience Day, was a very dedicated researcher. Both
Glenn and Jim are fastidious seekers of the truths and have shown to use only
verified records as sources." Information on this Day family branch is copywritten
and may NOT be copied or published on any other website or publication without the
permission and due credit of Mimi Taylor.
NOTE: We have received a tremendous amount of information
and photos for Moses Day's son, William Francis Day, from Margaret
Balkman. We thank her for keeping the articles safe and sharing them so