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Westbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Westbury for example in Buckinghamshire Gloucestershire Hampshire Shropshire Somerset and Wiltshire all named with Old English west ‘west western’ + byrig dative case of burg ‘fortress fortified town’.

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


Similar surnames: Westby, Astbury, Woodbury, Alsbury, Amesbury, Asbury, Eastburn

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Where is the Westbury family from?

You can see how Westbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Westbury families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Westbury families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Westbury's in USA. New York had the highest population of Westbury families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Westbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Westbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Westbury. 22% of Westbury men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Westbury women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westbury were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Westbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westbury 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Westbury. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Westbury. For the veterans among your Westbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westbury lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Westbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Westbury in 1959 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

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