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Wetherell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Wetherell family


The surname Wetherell 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)

Early History of the Wetherell family


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Wetherell Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Wetherell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wetherell family to Ireland


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Migration of the Wetherell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wetherell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Wetherell, who settled in Charles Town in 1620
  • Sackford Wetherell, who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Sackford Wetherell, who arrived in Virginia in 1624 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Wetherell, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Wetherell, who landed in Maryland in 1648 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wetherell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • S Wetherell, aged 31, who landed in Virginia in 1773 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Wetherell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wetherell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1831 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Wetherell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Nathaniel Wetherell U.E., (Wetherall) who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 42 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Wetherell U.E., (Wetherall) who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 89 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Mary Wetherell D. U.E. (Wetherall) (b. 1783), aged 2 months who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 22 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Wetherell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Stephen H. Wetherell, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • Stephen H. Wetherell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • Thomas Wetherell, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml

Wetherell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A K Wetherell, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • G Wetherell, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Wetherell (post 1700)


  • Walter D. "W.D." Wetherell (b. 1948), American writer
  • Joseph Wetherell (b. 1880), English footballer
  • Sir Charles Wetherell (1770-1846), English lawyer, politician and judge
  • Virginia Wetherell (b. 1943), English actress
  • Marmaduke Arundel "M.A." Wetherell, British actor, screenwriter and film director in the 1920s
  • The Hon. Ernest "Ern" Wetherell (1893-1969), Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly (1949 to 1965)
  • Gordon Wetherell (b. 1948), British diplomat, former Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Dr. Nathaniel Thomas Wetherell (1800-1875), British geologist and surgeon
  • Nathan Wetherell (1726-1808), Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University

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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)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  7. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml


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