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WESTON Family HistoryThis notable surname, of Anglo-Saxon origin, inspiring twenty entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography" and having no less that thirty-eight Coats of Arms, derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century "west", west, with "tun", enclosure, settlement, and was originally given either as a locational name to someone from any of the various places in England and Scotland named with the above elements, or as a topographical name denoting residence on a farm to the west of a village. Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace...
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