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Wetherell Early Origins



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)

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Wetherell Spelling Variations


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Wetherell Spelling Variations



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

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Wetherell Early History


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Wetherell Early History



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

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Wetherell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wetherell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Wetherell In Ireland


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Wetherell In Ireland



Some of the Wetherell 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:

Wetherell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Wetherell settled in Charles Town in 1620
  • Sackford Wetherell settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Sackford Wetherell, who arrived in Virginia in 1624
  • William Wetherell, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Wetherell, who landed in Maryland in 1648
  • ... (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, landed in Virginia in 1773

Wetherell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wetherell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1831

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 [4]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 [4]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 [4]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, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • Stephen H. Wetherell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Thomas Wetherell, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Wetherell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wetherell (post 1700)


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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


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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. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. 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.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Wetherell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wetherell 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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