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Westgate Early Origins



The surname Westgate was first found in either Durham, Kent, Northumberland or Wiltshire where Westgate is more often than not a village or parish. There are two very early records of the name: William de Westgat who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Surrey in 1199 and Peter de Westgate of Canterbury who was listed in the Pipe Rolls in 1198. The latter "no doubt lived near the west gate of the city." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: William de Westgate in Norfolk; and Berthona de Westgate in Kent. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
While one would presume that this name has consistently held the same spelling through the years referring to one who lives by the "west gate" of a town or village, interestingly Westgate on Sea, Kent was first spelt Westgata in 1168. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Westgate Spelling Variations


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Westgate Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Westgate, Wesgate, Westegate and others.

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Westgate Early History


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Westgate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westgate research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Westgate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Westgate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Westgate Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Westgate 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:

Westgate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Westgate, who landed in New England in 1641
  • James Westgate, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Westgate Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Westgate, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Westgate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Westgate (post 1700)



  • Brandon Westgate (b. 1989), American professional skateboarder from Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Sandee Westgate (b. 1979), American model & film star from Sacramento, California
  • Orlo Westgate, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1934
  • Harold Westgate, American politician, Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, 1937
  • Ansel W. Westgate, American politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 27th District, 1887
  • Antony Westgate, English record producer and songwriter
  • Ross Westgate, English financial journalist for CNBC Europe, anchor of Strictly Money
  • Tom Westgate, British runner famous for his Dark Peak runs

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Westgate Historic Events


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Westgate Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Noel Frank Ferrow Westgate, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Westgate Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Westgate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westgate 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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