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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wester



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Willis Wester, who landed in Georgia in 1737 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johann Georg Wester, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Wester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ferdinand Wester, aged 28, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anna Maria Wester, who landed in America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wester (post 1700)



  • Peter Jansen Wester (1887-1931), Swedish-American botanist
  • Keith A. Wester (1940-2002), American six-time Academy Award nominated sound engineer
  • John Charles Wester (b. 1950), American prelate of the Catholic Church, the twelfth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe
  • Jennifer Nicole Wester (b. 1985), American former competitive ice dancer, the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy champion and 2008 World Championship first alternates for Team USA
  • Curtis Wester (1951-1995), American football all-star guard in the Canadian Football League
  • August Wester Jr. (1882-1960), American silver medalist wrestler at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • 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
  • Oscar Wester (b. 1995), Swedish freestyle skier
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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 29 January 2017 at 15:51.

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