Westerman Family History

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Westerman Name Meaning

English: from Old English wester or westerne ‘western’ + mann ‘man’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for one who had migrated from further west. Americanized spelling of Westermann.

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

Similar surnames: Westermann, Hesterman, Waterman, Chesterman, Westman, Weatherman

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Westerman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Westerman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Westerman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Westerman Family Origin

Where is the Westerman family from?

Westerman Family Occupations

What did your Westerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westerman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Westerman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Westerman family was Merchant. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westerman.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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

Westerman Historical Records

What Westerman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Westerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westerman 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 Westerman. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Westerman. For the veterans among your Westerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westerman Life Expectancy

What is the average Westerman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Westerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Westerman in 1942 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westerman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westerman 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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