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Wetherill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wetherill family


The surname Wetherill 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 Wetherill family


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Wetherill Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Wetherill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wetherill family to Ireland


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Migration of the Wetherill family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wetherill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Wetherill, who arrived in New Jersey in 1678 [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)

Wetherill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wetherill, who landed in America in 1812 [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 Wetherill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • Alex Wetherill, aged 9, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Anne Wetherill, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Wetherill, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wetherill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Caroline J. Wetherill, who settled in America, in 1903
  • M. K. Wetherill, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Kate A. Wetherill, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Harry Wetherill, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States from Castleford, in 1904
  • Edith Francis Wetherill, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Dowlais, England, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wetherill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • James Wetherill, aged 54, who settled in Galt, Ontario, Canada, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Wetherill (post 1700)


  • Richard Wetherill (1858-1910), American rancher, amateur explorer, credited with discovery, research and excavation of of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde
  • George Wetherill (1925-2006), Director Emeritus, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Suggested Readings for the name Wetherill


  • History and Genealogy of the Witherell/Wetherell/Witherill Family of New England By Peter Charles Witherell.

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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)

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