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Westerveld Family History

Westerveld Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Westervelt, Westerfeld, Westerhold, Westerfield, Westfield

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Where is the Westerveld family from?

You can see how Westerveld families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westerveld family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Westerveld families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Westerveld families living in Wisconsin. This was about 60% of all the recorded Westerveld's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Westerveld families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Westerveld surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Westerveld ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Westerveld. 60% of Westerveld men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 665 census records available for the last name Westerveld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westerveld census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 581 immigration records available for the last name Westerveld. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 57 military records available for the last name Westerveld. For the veterans among your Westerveld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westerveld lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Westerveld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Westerveld in 1963 was 75, and 76 in 2004.

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