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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈwɛs.tər.mən/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Topographical surname for someone who lived west of a settlement or someone who had moved to the west, from Old English westerne meaning "western" and mann meaning "man, person".
Added 8/29/2016 by HL
Edited 5/22/2020 by HL