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West Family

This group is for individuals interested in researching the West surname.

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Jan 21

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West (Scot-Irish) from UK to USA 4 Replies

Started by Alice West-Ferguson. Last reply by Alice West-Ferguson Mar 8, 2012.

Whose line is it anyway? 6 Replies

Started by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS. Last reply by DWest Aug 18, 2011.

William and Callie (Ames) West

Started by Cheri Boyd Jun 4, 2011.

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Comment by Diane Hearne on March 11, 2012 at 6:44pm

My West family came from England with Francis West who eventually settled in Tolland, CT.  He then moved to Oneida, NY, Beaver Co, PA, Monroe Co, Ohio and Dearborn Co, Indiana.  His daughter, Roxanna married Thomas Steele.  Their child was Warren Steele, my great great grandfather.

Comment by Maureen West on May 16, 2011 at 7:40pm
My family comes from the villages around Wisbech, in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire: see my surname list at
Comment by Pamela Sue Morrison on August 6, 2010 at 6:50am
I am looking for information on a Parthenia (Parlee) West born in 1857 in Canada,Kentucky she 1st Married Benjamin Franklin Williamson, 2st Husband was Alex Reynolds, Parthenia West is my G-Grandmother According to her Death certificate Her father was Josh West and her mother was Winnie Smith.
Comment by Sonia Hamilton on April 30, 2010 at 6:26pm
My West family originate in Arlesey Bedfordshire England. My grandfather though, Benjamin West, was born in Hampstead and when he married my grandmother Lily Rosina Norris, they lived in Edgware Middlesex, where I was born.
Comment by Paul West on January 24, 2010 at 2:22am
My West Family are from North Norfolk England.
I have traced my tree back to the 1650 period to Edmund West of Morston Norfolk.
We were concentrated in the Hempstead, Edgefield, Cromer area for a good 250 years before spreading further south in Norfolk and one part of the family emigrating to the USA in the 1830's.
By doing a DNA test i have linked to a George Page West in the USA.
My aim is to find a definite link between a very large West Family in Sheringham Norfolk in the 1800's and my own.In the 1881 census of Beeston Regis just north of Sheringham 10% of the population was called West .
DNA testing is the way.
Comment by Eileen May Lothian on January 21, 2010 at 7:54am
My West family originated in Macduff on the coast of Banffshire in NE Scotland. My maternal grandmother was Alexandrina (1866-1899) ninth child of James West, Shipmaster, and Margaret Reid. She married James West and my father was their only child. Alexandrina's younget sister, Georgina, apparently emigrated to the USA via Canada in 1907 and the only information I have about her is that in 1916 (from her father's obituary) she was married and in New York.
Comment by Susan West on August 13, 2009 at 1:51pm
My West Family came from Georgia to the Dallas, Texas area between 1860 and 1880. Two of the brothers (my g-grandfather being one) came to Oklahoma between 1900-1910. I believe we are somehow descended from a group of West that had settled in Baldwin County, Georgia (moved from Craven County, North Carolina) around 1810 but haven't been able to prove anything.
Comment by Louise West Sumrall on July 31, 2009 at 2:36pm
My West family is from the Colbert County Alabama and Tishomingo County Mississippi.
Comment by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS on July 30, 2009 at 12:18pm
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