Westermeyer Family History

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Westermeyer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for a tenant farmer who lived on a farm or estate situated to the west of a settlement, from Middle High German wester ‘westerly’ + meier ‘tenant farmer’.

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

Similar surnames: Wedemeyer, Westermann, Westerfeld, Heinemeyer, Rosemeyer, Steinmeyer

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Westermeyer Family Origin

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Westermeyer Family Occupations

What did your Westermeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westermeyer occupation in the USA was Butcher. 15% of Westermeyer's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Westermeyer family was Carpenter. Butcher, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westermeyer.

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  • Butcher

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Westermeyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Westermeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Westermeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westermeyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 419 immigration records available for the last name Westermeyer. 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 655 military records available for the last name Westermeyer. For the veterans among your Westermeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westermeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Westermeyer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Westermeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Westermeyer in 1958 was 39, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westermeyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westermeyer 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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