When David Martin West was born on 25 January 1813, in Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, David West, was 60 and his mother, Hannah Bathrick, was 40. He married Sarah A. Gorsline on 25 January 1837, in Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Benton, Benton, Yates, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 10 February 1888, in Benton, Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Benton Rural Cemetery, Benton, Yates, New York, United States.
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.
Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.
History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.
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