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Westbrook Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Westbrook, for example in Berkshire, Kent, and the Isle of Wight, from Old English west ‘west’ + broc ‘brook’. Altered spelling of Dutch Westbroek, a habitational name from a place so named near Utrecht.

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

Similar surnames: Benbrook, Westby, Seabrook, Westrope, Westwood, Westrup, Westbury

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Westbrook Family Origin

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Westbrook Family Occupations

What did your Westbrook ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westbrook occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Westbrook's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Westbrook family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westbrook.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Westbrook Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Westbrook. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westbrook 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Westbrook. 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 Westbrook. For the veterans among your Westbrook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westbrook Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Westbrook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Westbrook in 1942 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westbrook 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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