Westberg Family History

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Westberg Name Meaning

Scandinavian: ornamental or topographic name from väst ‘west’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. In some cases the name could be habitational, from a place so named. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German west ‘west’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Ostberg, Heiberg, Westerberg, Weinberg, Melberg, Weberg, Wester

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Westberg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Westberg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Westberg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Westberg Family Origin

Where is the Westberg family from?

Westberg Family Occupations

What did your Westberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Westberg family was Farming. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westberg. The most common Westberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Westberg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Westberg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Westberg Historical Records

What Westberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Westberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westberg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Westberg. 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 Card

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

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Westberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Westberg lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Westberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Westberg in 1949 was 73, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westberg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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