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Spelling variations of this family name include: Westwood, Westwoode, Weswood and others.
First found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and held the village of Westwood as a tenant of the Bishop of Winchester before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The village consisted of a mill, but is now two villages, Westwood and Upper Westwood.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Westwode research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1450 is included under the topic Early Westwode History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Westwode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Westwood who settled in Virginia in 1643; William Westwood settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1630; William and Bridget Westwood settled in New England in 1634..
The Westwode Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Westwode 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.
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