Subject: Re: Westenra
Author: Peter T   (guest)
Date: April 30, 2007 at 12:34 AM
Reply to: Westenra by Elinor

The Westenra family (Hayley W's family roots) comes from two Dutch merchants (Derrick and Warner) that bought rather sizeable tracts of land in county Monaghan in Ireland. They became naturalized citizens in 1661 and later a descendant married into the Peerage becoming Baron Rossmore. As far as the name itself, I have read that they originated from a town called Wassenburg. On the other hand the Dutch surname Wassenaar also sounds similar...

Hope this helps a little...

Peter T.

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