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Westerhaus Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places called Westerhausen or Westerhusen for example in Lower Saxony Saxony-Anhalt and North Rhine-Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Westerhold, Osterhaus, Westerbeck, Steinhaus, Westerberg, Oberhaus

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Where is the Westerhaus family from?

You can see how Westerhaus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westerhaus family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Westerhaus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Westerhaus family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Westerhaus's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Westerhaus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Westerhaus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Westerhaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Westerhaus. 37% of Westerhaus men worked as a Clerk and 50% of Westerhaus women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westerhaus were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Clerk
    37%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Attendant
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Westerhaus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westerhaus 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 171 immigration records available for the last name Westerhaus. 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 122 military records available for the last name Westerhaus. For the veterans among your Westerhaus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westerhaus lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Westerhaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Westerhaus in 1957 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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