Wetherill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Wetherill family

The surname Wetherill was first found in Cumberland (now called Cumbria) as Wetheral, a village and civil parish that dates back to c. 1100 when it was first listed as Wetherhala. The place name literally means "nook of land where wether-sheep are kept," from the Old English words "wether" + "halh." [1] One of the first records of the name was found here with Richard de Wederhal who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland in 1332. William Wethereld, Wetherald, Wetherold was listed in Suffolk (1429-1433). [2] Hugh de Wederhale was listed in Cumberland during the reign of Edward I., and Adam de Wederhal, horner was listed during the reign of Edward II., as a Freeman of York. [3]

Important Dates for the Wetherill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wetherill research. Another 46 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1770 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Wetherill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wetherill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wetherall, Weatherall, Wetherell, Metherall and many more.

Early Notables of the Wetherill family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wetherill family to Ireland

Some of the Wetherill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wetherill migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wetherill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christopher Wetherill, who arrived in New Jersey in 1678 [4]
Wetherill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Wetherill, who landed in America in 1812 [4]
  • Thomas Wetherill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • Alex Wetherill, aged 9, who immigrated to America, in 1895
  • Anne Wetherill, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Wetherill, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Wetherill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Caroline J. Wetherill, who settled in America, in 1903
  • M. K. Wetherill, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Kate A. Wetherill, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Harry Wetherill, aged 49, who immigrated to the United States from Castleford, in 1904
  • Edith Francis Wetherill, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Dowlais, England, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wetherill migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wetherill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • James Wetherill, aged 54, who settled in Galt, Ontario, Canada, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Wetherill (post 1700)

  • Richard Wetherill (1858-1910), American rancher, amateur explorer, credited with discovery, research and excavation of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde
  • George Wetherill (1925-2006), Director Emeritus, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • Ms. Nicola Claire Temple Wetherill M.B.E.,, British Major, Ice Maiden Expedition team leader for the Royal Army Medical Corps, made history by planning and leading the first all-female team across the Antarctic unassisted, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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