Westmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Westmore family

The surname Westmore was first found in Durham, where the name appeared in the 13th century. The name Westmore, like many surnames, came from the place where the family lived, and presumably held some degree of power. Westmorland, originally Westmoringaland was a place in North Yorkshire, the name meaning "the place west of the moors."

Early History of the Westmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westmore research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1242 and 1375 are included under the topic Early Westmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Westmore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Westmorland, Westmoreland, Westmoringaland and others.

Early Notables of the Westmore family (pre 1700)

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


Australia Westmore migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Westmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Westmore, English convict who was convicted in Southampton, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Westmore (post 1700) +

  • Michael Westmore (b. 1938), American Academy Award winning make-up artist
  • McKenzie Westmore (b. 1977), American soap opera actress


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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