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Westerhoff Family History

Westerhoff Name Meaning
North German (Westphalia): topographic name for someone who lived on a farm situated to the west of a settlement, from Middle Low German wester ‘westerly’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.

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

21,812 Historical Documents with Westerhoff on Ancestry.com
14,033 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
433 Military Records
540 Immigration Records
1,882 Census and Voter Lists
4,924 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Westerhoff Families

  • Number of Westerhoff families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Westerhoff families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Westerhoff last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Westerhoff Family Origin

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Westerhoff Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Westerhoff

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Westerhoff Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Westerhoff Civil War Service Records

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