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."
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