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Early Origins of the Metherell family


The surname Metherell 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Early History of the Metherell family

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Early History of the Metherell family


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Metherell Spelling Variations

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Metherell Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Metherell family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Metherell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Metherell family to Ireland

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Migration of the Metherell family to Ireland


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Migration of the Metherell family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Metherell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Metherell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Metherell, aged 29, originally from Little River, Jamaica, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Abangarez" from Kingston, Jamaica [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z9-CY9 : 6 December 2014), Agnes Metherell, 14 Mar 1920; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Abangarez, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marshall Metherell, aged 37, originally from Tavistock, England, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Volendam" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3R-NN5 : 6 December 2014), Marshall Metherell, 01 Nov 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Volendam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Annie Metherell, aged 33, originally from Tavistock, England, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Volendam" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3R-NNR : 6 December 2014), Annie Metherell, 01 Nov 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Volendam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Metherell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Metherell, aged 44, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Metherell (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Metherell (post 1700)


  • Dr. Terry Alan Metherell (1947-1981), former Australian politician, Member of the New South Wales Parliament for Davidson (1981-1992)
  • Len Metherell (b. 1908), Australian rules footballer who played in the 1930s
  • Jack Metherell (1912-1992), Australian rules footballer who played in the 1930s

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Historic Events for the Metherell family

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Historic Events for the Metherell family



HMS Cornwall

  • Denis Richard Metherell (d. 1942), British Band Corporal aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z9-CY9 : 6 December 2014), Agnes Metherell, 14 Mar 1920; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Abangarez, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3R-NN5 : 6 December 2014), Marshall Metherell, 01 Nov 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Volendam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3R-NNR : 6 December 2014), Annie Metherell, 01 Nov 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Volendam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  8. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A

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