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West Family History

West Genealogy & Family Tree

West is an English surname from Devon, England, where the family held a seat. It referred to someone who came from the west, who moved to the west, or lived in a western part of a county or village. The family motto is Jour de ma vie which means “Most glorious day of my life.”

Other spellings include “Weste.” Notable people with the surname include American actor Adam West (Batman), American actress Mae West (I’m No Angel, Klondike Annie, She Done Him Wrong), American actor Shane West (A Walk to Remember, Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), British actor Dominic West (The Wire, 300, John Carter), and American musician Kanye West. The first West to come to America was Francis West in Virginia in 1607.

West Birth Records
  • Name Birth Date Death Date Location
  • Parker West -- --, 1810 December 0, 1842 Kentucky
  • Larry West -- --, 1945 January 12, 2002 Mississippi
  • Mary West -- --, 1928 December 0, 1987
  • Nancy West -- --, 1842 July 24, 1942 Louisiana
  • Alice Caroline Reynolds West -- --, 1848 April 26, 1918
West Death Records
  • Name Birth Date Death Date Location
  • George W. West -- --, 1932 December 14, 2001
  • Taylor Clay West -- --, 1879 March 25, 1970 Tennessee
  • Elizabeth West -- --, 1540 August 2, 1590
  • Florence Elsie West -- --, 1908 July 16, 1999
  • Marcy West -- --, 1722 April 23, 1762 Massachusetts
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