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Witherell Early Origins



The surname Witherell 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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Witherell Early History


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Witherell Early History



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Witherell Spelling Variations


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Witherell Spelling Variations



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

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Witherell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witherell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Witherell In Ireland


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Witherell In Ireland



Some of the Witherell 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Witherell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Will Witherell, who landed in New England in 1634 [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)

Witherell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. B. Witherell, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Chas. R. Witherell, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1896

Witherell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Showell R. Witherell, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Mrs. R. B. Witherell, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. R. Witherell, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Mr. Witherell, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Mrs. Witherell, who landed in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Witherell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Witherell (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Franklin Hawkins Witherell (1797-1867), American jurist, Justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1857; Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1858-66
  • Elizabeth Witherell, American director of the "The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau" project
  • James Witherell (1759-1838), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1807-08; Resigned 1808 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Herbert D. Witherell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County, 1930 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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