Last name: WEST

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WEST : This last name is indexed 876,419 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WEST : 1: English and German: from Middle English Middle High German west ‘west’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement or a habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.2: Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester) + the surname suffix -nen. Vesterinen is an old eastern surname recorded since the 16th century in the Karelian Isthmus and Savonia.

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