Westerlund Family History

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Westerlund Name Meaning

Swedish and Danish: ornamental name composed of the elements väster ‘western’ + lund ‘grove’, or a habitational name from a place so named.

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

Similar surnames: Westlund, Osterlund, Setterlund, Westerberg, Westergard, Stenlund

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Westerlund Family Origin

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Westerlund Family Occupations

What did your Westerlund ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westerlund occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Westerlund's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westerlund. A less common occupation for the Westerlund family was Tinner.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeps House

  • Tinner


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

Westerlund Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Westerlund. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westerlund 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Westerlund. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Westerlund. For the veterans among your Westerlund ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westerlund Life Expectancy

What is the average Westerlund lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Westerlund life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Westerlund in 1953 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westerlund

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