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Westervelt Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from Westervelt in Ebblinghem or Westerveld in Drenthe and West Flanders.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Westhoven, Westerhold, Westerfeld, Westerbeck, Westerkamp, Westfield

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Where is the Westervelt family from?

You can see how Westervelt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westervelt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Westervelt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 78 Westervelt families living in New York. This was about 49% of all the recorded Westervelt's in USA. New York had the highest population of Westervelt families in 1840.
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What did your Westervelt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Westervelt. 14% of Westervelt men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Westervelt women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westervelt were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Westervelt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Westervelt. For the veterans among your Westervelt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westervelt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Westervelt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Westervelt in 1955 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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