Early Origins of the Westell family
Westmorland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1182 when Ralph Wastel held lands in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Soon thereafter the family branched north to Westmorland where they acquired Wastell-head.
Early History of the Westell family
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Westell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wastell, Wastall, Wassell, Washtell, Wassall, Gastell, Westell, Wastoile, Westoile, Waistell, Wassell, Wessel, Wessell and many more.
Early Notables of the Westell family (pre 1700)
fl. 1406-1410) of Totnes, Devon, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Totnes in 1406 and 1410; and John Wastell (1460-1515), English...
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Migration of the Westell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Westell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Westell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Historic Events for the Westell family
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