Most of the family, surname West, that I follow come from Central North Carolina in Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, and Lee Counties and I have been able to follow migrations into Georgia, Florida, and a few other small pockets.
Through my research I find very large concentration of West surnames in Western North Carolina around Asheville in Buncombe county. But so far I have not been able to find a link between "my" Wests and the Western NC Wests. Confused yet?
It's occurred to me that the link, if there is one, might exist much father back... maybe to Britain. I can't shake the suspician, however, that it's much nearer to home than that. I'm hoping to find out that one of "my" Wests moved up into the mountains and started the family spreading there. Anyone have any evidence to prove this? Any Buncombe County / Asheville WEST researchers out there?