Research shows that the name Westerby has been around since the ninth century. Westerby was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. First historical evidence of the surname dates to the county of Worcestershire in 1268. During the period of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
There are approximately 23977 with the last name Westerby living in Great Britain. Oxfordshire currently holds the largest density of people with the last name Westerby. Never too far from controversy 2 brothers James Westerby and Rob Westerby were sent to jail in 1887 for stealing a race horse.
Kind and friendly is how previous generations of the Westerby family can be described. The Westerby family have been linked to the planet Uranus causing them to be mysterious, imaginative and complex. It is often seen for members of this family to flee from a a possible romantic situation, quite often over analysing the potential. 101
Some of the more famous Westerby's include: