Westover History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Westover family

The surname Westover was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Westover family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westover research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1613 is included under the topic Early Westover History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Westover Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Westover, Westhoven, Westhaven, Westhaffer, Westhaff, Westhoff, Westenoff, Westhaffner, Westoffer, Westopher and many more.

Early Notables of the Westover family (pre 1700)

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United States Westover migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Westover Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry J. Westover, aged 47, who immigrated to the United States from Bristol, in 1903
  • Martha Westover, aged 43, who immigrated to America from Bristol, in 1903
  • Albert E. Westover, aged 51, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Gladys Ruth Westover, aged 21, who settled in America from Hersham, England, in 1916
  • Julia Annie Westover, aged 28, who landed in America from Southampton, England, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Westover migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Westover Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Amos Westover U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]
  • Mr. Moses Westover U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]
  • Mr. Noah Westover U.E. who settled in Augusta, Ontario c. 1784 [1]

Australia Westover migration to Australia +

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

Westover Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Friend Westover, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Westover (post 1700) +

  • Alan Westover (b. 1954), American-born, Australian former basketball player in the Australian National Basketball League
  • Winifred Westover (1899-1978), Hollywood silent film actress
  • Russell "Russ" Channing Westover (1886-1966), American cartoonist, best known for his long-run comic strip Tillie the Toiler
  • Oscar M. Westover (1883-1938), American major general, fourth chief of the United States Army Air Corps
  • Arthur W. Westover (1864-1935), Canadian sport shooter who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEADFAST 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/steadfast1852.shtml


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