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Westbrook Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Westbrook, for example in Berkshire, Kent, and the Isle of Wight, from Old English west ‘west’ + broc ‘brook’. Altered spelling of Dutch Westbroek, a habitational name from a place so named near Utrecht.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Benbrook, Westby, Seabrook, Westrope, Westwood, Westrup, Westbury

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Where is the Westbrook family from?

You can see how Westbrook families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westbrook family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Westbrook families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 393 Westbrook families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Westbrook's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Westbrook families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Westbrook surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Westbrook ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Westbrook. 8% of Westbrook men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Westbrook women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westbrook were Old Age Pensioner and Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Gardener
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Westbrook. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Westbrook. For the veterans among your Westbrook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westbrook lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Westbrook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Westbrook in 1942 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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