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Westerbeck Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places so named, for example near Braunschweig and Osnabrück. Americanized spelling of Dutch Westerbeek, a habitational name from Westerbeek in North Brabant or Westerbeke in Zeeland.

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

Similar surnames: Westerberg, Westenberg, Wesenberg, Hesterberg, Storbeck, Westerhold

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Where is the Westerbeck family from?

You can see how Westerbeck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westerbeck family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Westerbeck families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Westerbeck families living in Iowa. This was about 42% of all the recorded Westerbeck's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Westerbeck families in 1880.
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What did your Westerbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Westerbeck. 47% of Westerbeck men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Westerbeck women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westerbeck were Carpenter and Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 173 immigration records available for the last name Westerbeck. 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 270 military records available for the last name Westerbeck. For the veterans among your Westerbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westerbeck lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Westerbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Westerbeck in 1956 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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