Westerhold Family History

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Westerhold Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of the places named Westerholt, for example in Oldenburg, Hannover, and Westphalia, or a topographic name for someone who lived in woods to the west of a settlement, from Middle Low German wester ‘westerly’ + holt ‘wood’, ‘forest’.

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

Similar surnames: Westerhoff, Westerfeld, Westermann, Westerkamp, Osterholt, Wester

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Westerhold Family Origin

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Westerhold Family Occupations

What did your Westerhold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westerhold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Westerhold's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Segar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westerhold. A less common occupation for the Westerhold family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Segar Maker

  • Carpenter


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

Westerhold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Westerhold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westerhold 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 198 immigration records available for the last name Westerhold. 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 334 military records available for the last name Westerhold. For the veterans among your Westerhold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westerhold Life Expectancy

What is the average Westerhold lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Westerhold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Westerhold in 1964 was 71, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westerhold 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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