Westen Family History

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Westen Name Meaning

German, Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch westen, German Westen ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or regional name for one who had migrated from further west. The Jewish name may also be of ornamental origin.

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

Similar surnames: Wester, West, Wetter, Nester, Pester, Osten, Gersten, Weiden, Kosten

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Westen Family Origin

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Westen Family Occupations

What did your Westen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Westen. 7% of Westen men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Westen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westen were Builders Gen Lab and waiters

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Aircraft Fitter
  • Builder decorator
  • Builders Gen Lab

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • waiters

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

Westen Historical Records

What Westen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Westen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Westen

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Westen. 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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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Westen. For the veterans among your Westen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westen Life Expectancy

What is the average Westen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Westen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Westen in 1963 was 74, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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