Westerkamp Family History

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Westerkamp Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by or owned a piece of land to the west of a settlement, from Middle Low German wester ‘westerly’ + kamp ‘enclosed field’, ‘domain’.

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

Similar surnames: Wetenkamp, Westermann, Osterkamp, Eckelkamp, Weitkamp, Wehrkamp

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Westerkamp Family Origin

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Westerkamp Family Occupations

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In 1880, Boot And Shoemaker, Butcher and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westerkamp. The most common Westerkamp occupation in the USA was Boot And Shoemaker. 18% of Westerkamp's were Boot And Shoemakers. A less common occupation for the Westerkamp family was Carpenter.

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  • Boot And Shoemaker

  • Butcher

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter


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

Westerkamp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 990 census records available for the last name Westerkamp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westerkamp 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Westerkamp. 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 617 military records available for the last name Westerkamp. For the veterans among your Westerkamp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westerkamp Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Westerkamp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Westerkamp in 1962 was 61, and 93 in 2003.

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