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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


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Westmore Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Westmore family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Westmore family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Westmoreland, who arrived in Boston in 1652; as well as several other bearers of the name who came later.

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

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