Weatherall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weatherall family

The surname Weatherall 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]

Early History of the Weatherall family

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Weatherall Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Weatherall family (pre 1700)

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Weatherall Ranking

In the United States, the name Weatherall is the 15,624th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the Weatherall family to Ireland

Some of the Weatherall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Weatherall migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weatherall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Chris Weatherall, aged 54, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1892
Weatherall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Christopher Weatherall, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from Durham, in 1904
  • Harry Weatherall, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Nottingham, in 1904
  • Samuel Weatherall, aged 11, who immigrated to America from Durham, in 1904
  • Susanah Weatherall, aged 8, who landed in America from Coxhoe, in 1906
  • Norman L. Weatherall, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Weatherall migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weatherall Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Ernest Hay Weatherall, aged 36, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Lionel J. Weatherall, aged 3, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1921
  • Dora Shannon Weatherall, aged 29, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1921

Australia Weatherall migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Weatherall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Weatherall, a coach-maker, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mr. Noble Lindsey Weatherall, English convict who was convicted in Suffolk, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 27 September 1834, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Mr. George Weatherall, British Convict who was convicted in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Eden" on 12th March 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island) [6]
  • Mr. George Weatherall, English convict who was convicted in Beverley, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Equestrian" on 25th January 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island) [7]
  • John Weatherall, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima" [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Weatherall (post 1700) +

  • James Preston "Jim" Weatherall (1929-1992), American NFL and CFL football defensive tackle, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Christine Weatherall Stevenson (1878-1922), American founder of the Pilgrimage Play Theatre in Los Angeles, heiress of the Pittsburgh Paint Company
  • Vice-Admiral Sir James Weatherall KCVO, KBE (1936-2018), Her Majesty's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom (1992-2001), Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (1989-1991)
  • Robert Weatherall (1899-1973), English translator who with this wife Marie (1896-1972) translated the work of Karel Capek into English
  • Andrew James Weatherall (1963-2020), British musician, DJ, songwriter, producer and remixer from Windsor, Berkshire
  • Sir David John Weatherall G.B.E., FRS. (1933-2018), British Regius Professor of Clinical Medicine Emeritus for the Weatherall Institiute of Molecular Medicine for the University of Oxford Physician and Researcher in Molecular Genetics, Haematology, Pathology and Clincial Medicine was appointed Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017, for services to Medicine
  • Edward Percy Keswick Weatherall (b. 1957), British businessman, Managing Director of the Jardine Matheson Group (2000-2006)
  • Percy Weatherall (b. 1957), British businessman, former Managing Director of the Jardine Matheson Group
  • Kimberlee "Kim" Weatherall, Australian intellectual property lawyer, blogger and academic


  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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/augusta-jessie
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th December 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eden
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 4th May 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/equestrian
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Fatima.htm


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