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Where did the English Westhead family come from? What is the English Westhead family crest and coat of arms? When did the Westhead family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Westhead family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Westhead, Westead and others.
First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westhead research. Another 274 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1590 are included under the topic Early Westhead History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Westhead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Westhead Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Westhead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westhead Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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