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Wetherul Early Origins



The surname Wetherul 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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Wetherul Spelling Variations


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Wetherul Spelling Variations



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

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Wetherul Early History


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Wetherul Early History



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

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Wetherul Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wetherul Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Wetherul In Ireland


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Wetherul In Ireland



Some of the Wetherul 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 or some of its variants were: William Weatherill settled in Virginia in 1721; John Metherel settled in Philadelphia in 1774; Sackford Wetherell settled in Virginia in 1624; William Wetherell settled in Charles Town in 1620.

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