When Eliza Sarah West was born on 27 August 1793, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Simeon West, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Hopkins, was 33. She married John Fielder on 17 January 1814, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Calumet, Pike, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 21 August 1865, in Clarksville, Pike, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Calumet Township, Pike, Missouri, 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.