When Isaac S West was born in 1827, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Irving West, was 34 and his mother, Anna James, was 28. He married Mary Anna James on 25 September 1856, in Bedford, Kanawha, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Bedford, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 28 March 1860, at the age of 33.
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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