Westfall Family History

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Westfall Name Meaning

German and Dutch: regional name for someone from Westphalia, Middle High German, Middle Low German Westval.

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


Similar surnames: Still, Wall, Stall, Westman, Westfahl, Westmark, Westfield, Westgate

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Westfall Family Origin

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Westfall Family Occupations

What did your Westfall ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Westfall. 13% of Westfall men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Westfall women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westfall were Salesman and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    2%
  • Salesman
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Stenographer
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Westfall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Westfall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westfall 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Westfall. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Westfall. For the veterans among your Westfall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westfall Life Expectancy

What is the average Westfall lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Westfall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Westfall in 1945 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westfall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westfall 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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