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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, landed in America in 1839
  • Johan Theodor Westerberg, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1848
  • 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, arrived in New York in 1850
  • ... (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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. 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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