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Westland Early Origins



The surname Westland was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1296 when Robert de Westlande held estates in that county.

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Westland Spelling Variations


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Westland Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Westland, Westlane, Westlan, Westlond, Westlonde and many more.

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Westland Early History


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Westland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westland research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1379, 1408, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Westland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Westland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Westland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Westland 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:

Westland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Olof Westland, who arrived in New York in 1850 [1]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)
  • Al O. Westland, who was naturalized in Minnesota in 1876

Westland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Westland, whose death at age 20 was recorded in Quebec in 1847
  • Francis Westland, age 73, who was recorded in the Ontario census of 1871

Westland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Westland, aged 27, a millwright, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • William Westland, aged 31, a labourer, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Margaret Westland, aged 24, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Westland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Westland (post 1700)



  • Alfred John Westland (1904-1982), American Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington (1953-1965)
  • Stephen Westland, English Professor University of Derby

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Westland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westland 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 13 February 2017 at 08:23.

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