Early Origins of the Witherill family
The surname Witherill 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." 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
in 1332. William Wethereld, Wetherald, Wetherold was listed in Suffolk
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. 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 Witherill family
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Witherill Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wetherall, Weatherall, Wetherell, Metherall and many more.
Early Notables of the Witherill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Witherill family to Ireland
Some of the Witherill family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Witherill family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Witherill (post 1700)
- Harry D. Witherill, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Cornish; Elected 1938 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html