Westhoff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Westhoff family

The surname Westhoff was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Westhoff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westhoff research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1613 is included under the topic Early Westhoff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Westhoff Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Westover, Westhoven, Westhaven, Westhaffer, Westhaff, Westhoff, Westenoff, Westhaffner, Westoffer, Westopher and many more.

Early Notables of the Westhoff family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Westhoff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Westhoff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Westhoff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Frantz Westhoff, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786-1808 [1]
  • Frantzcisell Westhoff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786-1808 [1]
  • Gronimus Westhoff, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786-1808 [1]
  • Wilhelm Westhoff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786-1808 [1]
Westhoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elis Westhoff, who landed in America in 1837 [1]
  • Albert Westhoff, who landed in America in 1846 [1]
  • Christ Westhoff, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]
  • Johanssen G Westhoff, who landed in Iowa in 1879 [1]
  • Johnsen G Westhoff, who arrived in Iowa in 1881 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Westhoff (post 1700) +

  • Paul A. Westhoff Sr., American Democrat politician, Mayor of O'Fallon, Missouri, 1955-57 [2]
  • Alberta Westhoff, American Democrat politician, Chair of Neosho County Democratic Party, 2011 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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