Westlake Family History

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Westlake Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a stream, from Middle English by weste lake (see Lake). Westlake in Devon derives its name from the surname, rather than the other way around.

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

Similar surnames: Westgate, Kerslake, Westmark, Slape, Westrope, Westman, Weston

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Westlake Family Origin

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Westlake Family Occupations

What did your Westlake 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 Westlake. 2% of Westlake men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Westlake women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westlake were Incapacitated and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

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

Westlake Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Westlake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westlake 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Westlake. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Westlake. For the veterans among your Westlake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westlake Life Expectancy

What is the average Westlake lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Westlake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Westlake in 1954 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westlake

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westlake 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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