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The Westbury surname is a habitational name from any of various places named Westbury, for example in Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Shropshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire. These place names all come from the Old English words "west," or "west," and "burh," which is a fortress or fortified town.

Westbury Early Origins



The surname Westbury was first found in Buckinghamshire, where a family took on the name of the Parish of Westbury: a Walter de Westbury held the manor before 1198 and was succeeded by his son, William de Westbury prior to 1203. Other earcly records of the name occur in Worcester, where the first on record appears to be Wiiliam de Westbir listed there in 1208 in the Liber Feodorum. A John de Westbyr is listed in that same volume in Hampshire in 1242. A deed of a gift of land in Enfield (greater London) in 1433 record a John Westbury junior, and his brother William Westbury.

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Westbury Spelling Variations


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Westbury Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Westbury has been recorded under many different variations, including Westbury, Westburie and others.

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Westbury Early History


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Westbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westbury research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1851, 1793, 1385, 1448, 1438, 1448, 1417, 1419, 1385, 1448, 1442, 1447 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Westbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Westbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Westbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William de Westbury ( c. 1385-1448), justice of the King's Bench in Wiltshire in 1438; John Westbury of Hill Deverill, Wiltshire (died ca. 1448), also called John de Westbury and John of Westbury, English Member of Parliament for Wiltshire in 1417 and...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Westbury 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Westbury or a variant listed above:

Westbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Westbury, a servant sent from Bristol to Barbados in 1659
  • Prudence Westbury, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Edward Westbury, who settled in South Carolina sometime between 1670 and 1677
  • Thomas Westbury, who arrived in the Leeward Islands in 1679

Westbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Westbury Jr. who arrived in New York, NY in 1830

Westbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Westbury, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • Mary A. Westbury, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • Joseph Westbury arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Himalaya" in 1849

Westbury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Westbury, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Ann Westbury, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Luther Westbury, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Emily Westbury, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Frederick Westbury, aged 17, a cow keeper, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Westbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Westbury (post 1700)



  • Edgar T. Westbury (1896-1970), British model engineer, a major contributor to the English recreational magazine Model Engineer
  • Marjorie Westbury (1905-1989), English radio actress and singer
  • Marcus Westbury (b. 1974), Australian urbanist, festival director, TV presenter, writer and broadcaster
  • June Westbury (1921-2004), New Zealand-born, Canadian politician who was member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1979 to 1981
  • Isabelle Mary Geraldine "Izzy" Westbury (b. 1990), British international cricketer and former president of the Oxford Union
  • Peter Westbury (1938-2015), British racing driver who participated in two World Championship Formula One Grands Prix

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Westbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westbury 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 18 January 2016 at 08:24.

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