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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Westerberger 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:

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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. 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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