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

Westerbu Early Origins



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


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Westerbu 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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Westerbu Early History


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Westerbu Early History



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

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Westerbu Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Westerbu 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 or some of its variants were: Anna Hohanna Westerber, age 17; who arrived in America in 1839; Hohan Theodor Westerberg, age 27; who came with his wife Anna Hoegstrom Westerberg to New York city in 1848.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. 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).
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    The Westerbu Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westerbu 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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