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Westgate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Westgate family


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)

Early History of the Westgate family


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Westgate Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Westgate family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Westgate family to the New World and Oceana


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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Westgate, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Westgate Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Westgate, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harold Westgate, American politician, Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, 1937 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ansel W. Westgate, American politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 27th District, 1887 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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

Historic Events for the Westgate family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Noel Frank Ferrow Westgate, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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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)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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