Westrupp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Westrupp family

The surname Westrupp was first found in Yorkshire where "the family claim descent from John Westropp, son of Edward Westropp, temp. King John. " [1] Edward's son John Westropp held a manor at Brompton near Northallerton in that shire. The manor was in Brompton, Pickering-lyth. Brompton is "said to have been the residence of the kings of Northumberland; and on an eminence called Castle Hill, are the foundations of an ancient castle, about half a mile from which is Gallows' Hill, the place of execution for criminals within the barony. " [2]

Early History of the Westrupp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westrupp research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Westrupp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Westrupp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Westropp, Westrop, Westhorp, Westthorp, Westthorpe, Westhorpe, Westrupp, Westrup, Westhrop and many more.

Early Notables of the Westrupp family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Westrupp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Westrupp family to Ireland

Some of the Westrupp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Westrupp family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Westhorpe settled in New Orleans in 1822.


Contemporary Notables of the name Westrupp (post 1700) +

  • Walter Westrupp (b. 1946), German guitar, ukulele, trombone, harmonium player, part of the German singer-songwriter duo Witthüser & Westrupp


The Westrupp Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Post funera virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue survives death.


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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