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Westerhoff Name Meaning

North German (Westphalia): topographic name for someone who lived on a farm situated to the west of a settlement, from Middle Low German wester ‘westerly’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Westerhold, Westhoff, Butenhoff, Westerkamp, Westermann, Steinhoff

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Where is the Westerhoff family from?

You can see how Westerhoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westerhoff family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Westerhoff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Westerhoff families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Westerhoff's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Westerhoff families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Westerhoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Westerhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Westerhoff. 27% of Westerhoff men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Westerhoff women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westerhoff were Bookkeeper 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

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Westerhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westerhoff 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 560 immigration records available for the last name Westerhoff. 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 451 military records available for the last name Westerhoff. For the veterans among your Westerhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westerhoff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Westerhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Westerhoff in 1963 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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