When Reuben Westmoreland was born in 1770, in Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Joseph Westmoreland, was 30 and his mother, Martha Shores, was 22. He married Rebecca Jane Jackson in 1796. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in August 1845, in Coweta, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75.
English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): habitational name from the former region or county of Westmorland. The placename is recorded as Westmoringa landc. 1150 and means ‘the land of the people living west of the moors’ (i.e. the Pennines), from Old English west ‘west, western’ + mōr ‘moor’ + the groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + land ‘land’.
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