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Wetherill Early Origins



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)

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Wetherill Spelling Variations


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Wetherill Spelling Variations



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

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Wetherill Early History


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Wetherill Early History



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

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Wetherill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wetherill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wetherill In Ireland


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Wetherill In Ireland



Some of the Wetherill 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:

Wetherill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Wetherill, who arrived in New Jersey in 1678

Wetherill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wetherill, who landed in America in 1812
  • Thomas Wetherill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wetherill (post 1700)


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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

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Suggested Readings for the name Wetherill


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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


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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. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Wetherill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wetherill 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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