Experts believe the surname Western dates back to around the tenth century. Western is a Anglo-Saxon occupational name of old French origins. First historical evidence of the surname dates to the county of Devon in 1028. In the sixteenth century a large group of settlers known as Western's migrated to Australia.
Western is currently at number 206 of the UK's most popular last names. In the UK alone there are 41076 people with the surname Western. A survey conducted by HM Treasury in 1944 recorded popular use of this surname. Cornwall currently holds the greatest density of families with the surname Western. It is written that a late eighteenth century Western could out drink a Tiger. In 1883 a person called Joe Western was sent to prison for attacking another man.
Common Traits of the Western's
The Western family are highly regarded for their happy mannerisms. Western's are believed to be linked to Jupiter which causes them to often be reliable. Since they often lack a high level of conscientiousness, they fight a lost cause in any efforts they make to be moral. When in love they are fickle, not intentionally so but because of the basic inconsistency of their emotional nature. 111
There are some famous Western's...