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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 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 History


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Witherell Early History



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

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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


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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

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
  • Herbert D. Witherell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County, 1930

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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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Witherell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witherell 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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