Rebecca West

Female26 November 1740–10 December 1749

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca West was born on 26 November 1740, in Tolland, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Amasa West Sr., was 36 and her mother, Amy Hatch, was 27. She lived in Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America in 1740. She died on 10 December 1749, in Tolland, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 9.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Rebecca? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Amasa West Sr.
Amy Hatch
Francis West
Oliver West
Phoebe West
Lucie West
Rebecca West
Amy West
Mercy West
Levi West
Mehittabel West
Amasa West Jr.
Jean West
Susan Puane West

Sources (6)

  • Rebecca West, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Rebecca West, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Rebecca West, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (12)

+7 More Children

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.