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

Westerberger Early Origins



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


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Westerberger 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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Westerberger Early History


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Westerberger Early History



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

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Westerberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Westerberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Westerberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Westerberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Peter Westerberger, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Christoph Westerberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Christoph Westerberger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Paul Westerberger, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1767

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Westerberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westerberger 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 31 October 2013 at 15:25.

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