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Definition: A name given to a person" from the west," or one who" lives to the west."

Surname Origin: English, Irish

Alternate Surname Spellings: WESTE

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Common Surname Search Tips
Tips and tricks for researching common surnames and picking your WEST ancestors out from the crowd.

WEST Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of WEST ancestors around the world.

WEST Family Trees on the Web
The AOL Genealogy Forum has collected a number of Web pages related to West genealogy.

FamilySearch - WEST Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the WEST surname.

WEST Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the West surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - WEST Genealogy & Family Resources
Find links to free and commercial resources for the West surname.

Cousin Connect - WEST Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname WEST, and sign up for free notification when new West queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - WEST Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name WEST.

MyCinnamonToast.com - WEST Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the WEST surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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