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Westfall Family History

Westfall Name Meaning
German and Dutch: regional name for someone from Westphalia, Middle High German, Middle Low German Westval.

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

585,473 Historical Documents with Westfall on Ancestry.com
72,048 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,539 Military Records
2,314 Immigration Records
58,823 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Westfall Families

  • Number of Westfall families
     131 - 259
     44 - 130
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Westfall 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 Westfall last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Westfall census records

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Westfall Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Westfall families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Westfall Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Westfall families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Westfall

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Westfall Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Westfall census records

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Westfall Civil War Service Records

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