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Wester Early Origins



The surname Wester was first found in Yorkshire 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 1327 when John of Westerdale held estates at the village of Westerdale in that shire.

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Wester Spelling Variations


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Wester Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Westerdale, Westdale, Westerdall, Westerdell, Westdell, Westdall, Wester and many more.

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Wester Early History


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Wester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wester research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wester Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wester 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 were:

Wester Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Wester, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Willis Wester, who landed in Georgia in 1737
  • Johann Georg Wester, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Wester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ferdinand Wester, aged 28, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1848
  • Anna Maria Wester, who landed in America in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wester (post 1700)



  • August Wester, American Olympic sliver medalist for wrestling at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Robert C. Wester, American politician, Mayor of Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1956
  • Carl Wester, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948
  • C. F. Wester, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944

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Wester Historic Events


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Wester Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. John Charles Wester (b. 1966), American Private 1st Class from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Wester Family Crest Products


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Wester Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Wester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wester 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 2 October 2003 at 16:21.

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