Westermann Family History

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Westermann Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German wester ‘westerly’ + man ‘man’, 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.

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

Similar surnames: Westerman, Ostermann, Hesterman, Wesemann, Westerkamp, Wesselmann

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Westermann Family Origin

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Westermann Family Occupations

What did your Westermann ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assistant Secretary Interviewer Rubber Reg Con and Housekeeper Unpaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Westermann. 20% of Westermann men worked as an Assistant Secretary Interviewer Rubber Reg Con and 34% of Westermann women worked as a Housekeeper Unpaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westermann were Principal Head Of Teaching and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assistant Secretary Interviewer Rubber Reg Con
  • Coy Director Export import Firm Mining Lane
  • Mixed Waste Puller (garnetter) Retired
  • Principal Head Of Teaching

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housekeeper Unpaid
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Westermann Historical Records

What Westermann family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Westermann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westermann 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 Westermann

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Westermann. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Westermann. For the veterans among your Westermann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westermann Life Expectancy

What is the average Westermann lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Westermann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Westermann in 1952 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westermann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westermann 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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