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  1. Westmoreland

    Westmoreland is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,874 at the 2010 census. Westmoreland is historically an agricultural town, with much arable farmland.

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  1. westmoreland

    One of the lake counties of England, bounded by Cumberland on the northwest and north, by Durham and Yorkshire on the east, and by Lancashire on the south and west. Its earliest inhabitants, as far as any traces remain, were principally, though not exclusively, Celts of the Cambrian division. Early in the 2d century this part of England was overrun by the Romans, who established their power by means of numerous forts and well-constructed roads. From the withdrawal of the Romans to the coming in of the Angles and the Danes the history of Westmorland is a complete blank. The invasion of the former people, who appear to have penetrated along the lines of the Roman roads, probably commenced about the close of the 7th century, and soon after the Northmen, when driven from the other parts of England, took refuge in this country. Westmorland, with other northern counties, was either held or claimed during some centuries by Scotland, and thus continued for a long time a cause of contention between the two countries; but in 1237 the king of Scotland was induced to give up his claim to it. From this time to the period of the civil war of the reign of Charles I. Westmorland enjoyed comparative tranquillity. In 1648, Sir Marmaduke Langdale raised a force of upwards of 4000 men, chiefly in Cumberland and Westmorland. They were joined by the Scots, who remained in the latter county until they were compelled to remove out of it for want of provisions; and during their stay, and until the final retreat of the royalists, this district was reduced to extreme distress. In 1715 the adherents of the Stuart family passed through Westmorland on their way to Preston. And again in 1745, Prince Charles, with his Highland followers, marched through the county in his invasion of England. During the retreat of this ill-fated expedition, in December of the same year, the rear of the Highlanders was overtaken by the Duke of Cumberland’s horse on Clifton Moor, when a sharp skirmish ensued, which checked the advance of the English for the moment, and hastened the retreat of the rebels.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Westmoreland is ranked #3430 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Westmoreland surname appeared 10,399 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Westmoreland.

    77% or 8,007 total occurrences were White.
    18.4% or 1,919 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 194 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 182 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 63 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 34 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Westmoreland in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Westmoreland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    I felt very much heard by everyone, every day. And Wash Westmoreland's so very important if you're struggling with a disease like this to feel you still matter.

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