Westwater Family History

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Westwater Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a minor place so named, now lost, in west Fife.

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


Similar surnames: Westgate, Outwater, Westover, Wetter, Westgard, Westrope, Freshwater

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Westwater Family Origin

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Westwater Family Occupations

What did your Westwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Westwater occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Westwater's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westwater. A less common occupation for the Westwater family was Labourer.

View Census data for Westwater | Data not to scale

  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Engine Fitter

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

Westwater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Westwater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westwater 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Westwater. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Westwater. For the veterans among your Westwater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Westwater lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Westwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Westwater in 1963 was 81, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westwater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westwater 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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