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Wetherall Early Origins



The surname Wetherall 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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). [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Wetherall Spelling Variations


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Wetherall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wetherall, Weatherall, Wetherell, Metherall and many more.

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Wetherall Early History


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Wetherall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wetherall research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1770 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Wetherall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wetherall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wetherall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wetherall In Ireland


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Wetherall In Ireland



Some of the Wetherall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wetherall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas and Henry Wetherall settled in Virginia in 1774

Wetherall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L Wetherall, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Wetherall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Wetherall, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Robert Wetherall, aged 11, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Eliza Wetherall, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Augusta Wetherall, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"

Wetherall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. R. Wetherall, aged 22, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1843
  • Edward Wetherall, aged 19, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wetherall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wetherall (post 1700)



  • David Wetherall (b. 1971), English footballer
  • Jack Wetherall, Canadian actor
  • Sir Harry Edward de Robillard Wetherall (1889-1979), British General
  • General Sir George Augustus Wetherall (1788-1868), British General
  • Sir Frederick Augustus Wetherall (1754-1842), British General
  • Frances Wetherall (b. 1952), British Olympic sprint canoer
  • Rev. Canon Theodore Wetherall, Vicar of Huddersfield

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Wetherall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wetherall 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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