Early Origins of the Westhrop family
The surname Westhrop was first found in Yorkshire
where "the family claim descent from John Westropp, son of Edward Westropp, temp.
King John. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Edward's son John Westropp held a manor at Brompton near Northallerton in that shire. The manor was in Brompton, Pickering-lyth. Brompton is "said to have been the residence of the kings of Northumberland; and on an eminence called Castle Hill, are the foundations of an ancient castle, about half a mile from which is Gallows' Hill, the place of execution for criminals within the barony. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Westhrop family
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Westhrop Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Westropp, Westrop, Westhorp, Westthorp, Westthorpe, Westhorpe, Westrupp, Westrup, Westhrop and many more.
Early Notables of the Westhrop family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Westhrop family to Ireland
Some of the Westhrop family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Westhrop family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Westhrop Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Dorothy Westhrop, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 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)
The Westhrop Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Post funera virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue survives death.