Westhoven Family History

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Westhoven Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian (van Westhove(n)): habitational name for someone from Westhof or Westhove in West Flanders, or any of various other places similarly named.

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

Similar surnames: Westover, Westhoff, Weston, Westgate, Westen, Westrope, Esther

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Westhoven Family Origin

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Westhoven Family Occupations

What did your Westhoven ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Westhoven family was Farm Laborer. The most common Westhoven occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 25% of Westhoven's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Carpenter and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westhoven.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk In Store

  • Farm Laborer


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

Westhoven Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Westhoven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westhoven 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 244 immigration records available for the last name Westhoven. 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 698 military records available for the last name Westhoven. For the veterans among your Westhoven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westhoven Life Expectancy

What is the average Westhoven lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Westhoven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Westhoven in 1958 was 65, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westhoven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westhoven 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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