Weatherell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weatherell family

The surname Weatherell 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 Weatherell family

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Weatherell Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Weatherell family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Weatherell family to Ireland

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weatherell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert Weatherell, aged 28, who landed in America from Newcastle on Tyne, England, in 1909
  • John J. Weatherell, aged 25, who settled in America from Ebchester, England, in 1911
  • John Carr Weatherell, aged 19, who landed in America from Dardon, England, in 1920
  • John G. Weatherell, aged 63, who immigrated to the United States from Hamstaley, England, in 1923
  • Mary A. Weatherell, aged 57, who landed in America from Hamstaley, England, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Weatherell (post 1700) +

  • Alfred Weatherell Milward (1870-1941), English professional footballer who played in the late 19th century


  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)


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