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Westall

 

About the study

Calling All Westalls (And Variants)

I am just starting out on a ONS of Westall, and it's variants.

As it happens I live in Aldbourne, although I did not know about the connection when I moved in. But this is why I've chosen to start a ONS of Westalls.

So please do make contact so that we can pool our knowledge.

 

Variant names

At the moment the variants I have come across are:

  • Westil(l)
  • Westal
  • Westell

I'll add more as I hear about or find them.

Name origin

So far based on my research, most of the Westalls can be traced back to the Ramsbury/Aldbourne area of Wiltshire, and surrounding villages such as Baydon, and even Lambourne in West Berks (which is within walking distance of Aldbourne)

The records in Aldbourne go back to around 1600. These are the earliest Westalls that I currently know of.

The parish registers prior to this were taken to France during the civil war, and then lost. So any research further back will need to be via a different route.

History of the name

So far based on my research, most of the Westalls can be traced back to the Ramsbury/Aldbourne area of Wiltshire, and surrounding villages such as Baydon, and even Lambourne in West Berks (which is within walking distance of Aldbourne)

The records in Aldbourne go back to around 1600. These are the earliest Westalls that I currently know of.

The parish registers prior to this were taken to France during the civil war, and then lost. So any research further back will need to be via a different route.

Name frequency

Not sure yet - around Aldbourne/Ramsbury/Baydon there are quite a few. Further afield? Well that's another bit of research to do!

Distribution of the name

Seem to have originated in north East Wiltshire, but spread far and wide during the industrial revolution, including of course London.

Data

I will maintain a shared dataset, currently I am planning for a spreadsheet on GoogleDrive - that way multiple editors can contribute easily.

DNA

Not data yet

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