Wester Family History

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Wester Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German wëster ‘westerly’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for one who had migrated from further west.

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


Similar surnames: Westen, Vester, Tester, Nester, Ester, Wetter, Hester, Pester, Rester

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Wester Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wester name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Sweden

    7%

  • Norway

    6%

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Wester Family Origin

Where is the Wester family from?

Wester Family Occupations

What did your Wester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Wester's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wester family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wester.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    2%

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

Wester Historical Records

What Wester family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Wester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wester 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wester. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wester. For the veterans among your Wester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wester Life Expectancy

What is the average Wester lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wester in 1941 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wester 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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