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Westmoreland Early Origins



The surname Westmoreland was first found in Durham, where the name appeared in the 13th century. The name Westmoreland, 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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Westmoreland Spelling Variations


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Westmoreland Spelling Variations



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

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Westmoreland Early History


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Westmoreland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westmoreland research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1242 and 1375 are included under the topic Early Westmoreland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Westmoreland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Westmoreland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Westmoreland 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:

Westmoreland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Westmoreland, who arrived in Boston in 1652
  • James Westmoreland, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1652

Westmoreland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Westmoreland, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

Westmoreland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Westmoreland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Edwin Westmoreland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • William Westmoreland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883
  • Mary Ann Westmoreland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883
  • Annie Westmoreland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Westmoreland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Westmoreland (post 1700)



  • Henry Westmoreland, retired American professional soccer goalkeeper
  • Richard Carl Westmoreland (b. 1941), former American college and professional American football player
  • J D Westmoreland (b. 1973), American jazz composer and performer
  • Eric Westmoreland (b. 1977), former American linebacker in the NFL
  • Paul "Okie Paul" Westmoreland (1916-2005), American musician, songwriter, and disc jockey
  • Kathy Westmoreland (b. 1945), American singer
  • John Franklin Westmoreland (1847-1913), American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 26th District, 1895-96
  • L. A. Westmoreland, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1953
  • Lynn A. Westmoreland (b. 1950), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Georgia, 2005-08
  • T. G. Westmoreland (b. 1964), American Republican politician, Chair of Cleveland County Republican Party, 2004-08, 2009-11; Member of North Carolina State Senate 46th District, 2012-
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Westmoreland


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Suggested Readings for the name Westmoreland



  • Westmoreland Nee Neville by Olin V. Mapes.
  • The Westmores of Hollywood by Frank Westmore.

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Westmoreland Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Westmoreland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westmoreland 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 4 November 2015 at 11:10.

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