Westlund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Westlund family

The surname Westlund 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.

Early History of the Westlund family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westlund research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1379, 1408, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Westlund History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Westlund Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Westlund family (pre 1700)

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United States Westlund migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Westlund Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rickard Westlund, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Hercules" from Bergen [1]
  • Peter Westlund, aged 48, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • John A. Westlund, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Stockholm" from Gothenburg, Sweden [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Westlund (post 1700) +

  • Warren DeHaven Westlund (1926-1992), American gold medalist rower at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Alex Westlund (b. 1975), retired American professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Ben Westlund (1949-2010), American Democrat politician, 27th Oregon State Treasurer (2009-2010), Member of the Oregon Senate (2003-2008)
  • Leona M. Westlund, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Jackson County 2nd District, 1961 [4]
  • John D. Westlund, American politician, Mayor of Columbia, Missouri, 1981-85 [4]

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Fred Edwin Westlund, American Boatswain's Mate Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]

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