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Westrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Westrich family


The surname Westrich was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Lincolnshire but as did many Norman nobles the name moved north to Northumberland when William Westreys held estates in 1219. In 1292, Roger de Westwra held the lands of Westwra in Cumberland. Alternatively, the family could have originated in the lands of Westray on the island of Westray, Orkney. In this case, the earliest record of the name was Lord Michael de Westray, knight who witnessed a charter by Henry de St. Clair, Earl of Orkney, apud Kirkwaw (Kirkwall), in 1391. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Westrich family


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Westrich Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Westwra, Westwray, Westwrey, Westray, Westrey, Westraigh, Westwrow, Westwro, Westroe and many more.

Early Notables of the Westrich family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Westrich family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Westrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mirel Westrich, aged 20, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Normannia" from Hamburg, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P1-G3F : 6 December 2014), Mirel Westrich, 14 May 1892; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Normannia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elise Westrich, aged 52, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Noordland" from Antwerp, Belgium [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7X-1MQ : 6 December 2014), Elise Westrich, 30 Sep 1896; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Noordland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Westrich Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Westrich, aged 38, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KZ-DWL : 6 December 2014), George Westrich, 11 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Angle Westrich, aged 64, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KZ-DWG : 6 December 2014), Angle Westrich, 11 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Westrich (post 1700)


  • Cherielynn Westrich, American musician, known for his work with The Rentals, an American rock band

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P1-G3F : 6 December 2014), Mirel Westrich, 14 May 1892; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Normannia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7X-1MQ : 6 December 2014), Elise Westrich, 30 Sep 1896; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Noordland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KZ-DWL : 6 December 2014), George Westrich, 11 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KZ-DWG : 6 December 2014), Angle Westrich, 11 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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