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

Westerberg Early Origins



The surname Westerberg was first found in Austria, where the name Westerberg 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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Westerberg Spelling Variations


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Westerberg 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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Westerberg Early History


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Westerberg Early History



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

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Westerberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Westerberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Westerberg 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:

Westerberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Johanna Westerberg, aged 17, who landed in America in 1839 [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)
  • Johan Theodor Westerberg, aged 27, who arrived in New York 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)
  • Hohan Theodor Westerberg, age 27, who came with his wife Anna Hoegstrom Westerberg to New York city in 1848
  • Sven Johan Westerberg, who arrived in New York city in 1850
  • Sven Johan Westerberg, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1850 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Westerberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Westerberg (post 1700)



  • Joseph Westerberg, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Malmo, 1916-17
  • Paul Westerberg, American singer, formerly of the group "The Replacements"
  • Anders Westerberg, elementary particle physicist University of Cambridge

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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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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The Westerberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westerberg 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.

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