Westenhaver Family History

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Westenhaver Name Meaning

Dutch or North German: habitational name from a place called Westerhaven or Westerhever west of Husum.

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


Similar surnames: Westenberg, Weidenhammer, Westwater, Westover, Westerhaus, Westhoven

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Westenhaver Family Origin

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Westenhaver Family Occupations

What did your Westenhaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westenhaver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 77% of Westenhaver's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Westenhaver family was Farming. Farmer, Coal Miner and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westenhaver.

View Census data for Westenhaver | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    77%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Westenhaver Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Westenhaver Life Expectancy

What is the average Westenhaver lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Westenhaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Westenhaver in 1944 was 46, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westenhaver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westenhaver 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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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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