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Westgate Family History

Westgate Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by the west gate of a city, from Middle English west ‘west’ + gate ‘gate’, or, in northern and eastern areas, ‘street’ (from Old Norse gata), or a habitational name from any of numerous places named Westgate, for example in County Durham, Kent, and Northumberland.

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

129,270 Historical Documents with Westgate on Ancestry.com
35,047 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,416 Military Records
1,348 Immigration Records
24,188 Census and Voter Lists
66,271 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Westgate Families

  • Number of Westgate families
     70 - 138
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Westgate families
     87 - 171
     30 - 86
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Westgate last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Westgate census records

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Westgate Family Origin

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Westgate Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Westgate

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Westgate Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Westgate census records

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Westgate Civil War Service Records

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