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The surname Westberg is a compound name created from the Middle High German words "west" meaning "west" and "burg" which means "hill."

Westberg Early Origins



The surname Westberg was first found in Austria, where the name Westberg was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of Europe. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Westberg Spelling Variations


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Westberg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Westerburg, Westerberg, Westerburger, Westerberger, Westerburgh, Westerburgher, Wester, Westeburg, Westeberg, Westberg and many more.

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Westberg Early History


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Westberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westberg research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Westberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Westberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Westberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Westberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Hohanna Westerber, age 17; who arrived in America in 1839; Hohan Theodor Westerberg, age 27; who came with his wife Anna Hoegstrom Westerberg to New York city in 1848.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Westberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Westberg (post 1700)



  • Paul L. Westberg, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Idaho, 1977
  • Alfred J. Westberg (b. 1905), American Republican politician, Member of Washington State Senate 37th District, 1947

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Westberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westberg 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.

    This page was last modified on 31 October 2013 at 15:25.

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