Wetheral History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Wetheral family
The surname Wetheral was first found in Cumberland (now called Cumbria) as Wetheral, a village and civil parish that dates back to c. 1100 when it was first listed as Wetherhala. The place name literally means "nook of land where wether-sheep are kept," from the Old English words "wether" + "halh."  One of the first records of the name was found here with Richard de Wederhal who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland in 1332. William Wethereld, Wetherald, Wetherold was listed in Suffolk (1429-1433).  Hugh de Wederhale was listed in Cumberland during the reign of Edward I., and Adam de Wederhal, horner was listed during the reign of Edward II., as a Freeman of York. 
Early History of the Wetheral family
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Wetheral Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wetherall, Weatherall, Wetherell, Metherall and many more.
Early Notables of the Wetheral family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wetheral family to Ireland
Some of the Wetheral family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wetheral family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Weatherill settled in Virginia in 1721; John Metherel settled in Philadelphia in 1774; Sackford Wetherell settled in Virginia in 1624; William Wetherell settled in Charles Town in 1620.
Related Stories +
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)