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Westland Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place so called. ‘Westlandis, called the Leyes of Tullochaddie’ were granted to the Marquis of Huntly in 1638.

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


Similar surnames: Westlund, Pentland, Hetland, Weinland, Westgard, Watland, Sweetland

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Westland Family Origin

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Westland Family Occupations

What did your Westland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Cabinet Ma were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westland. The most common Westland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Westland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Westland family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Cabinet Ma

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Westland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Westland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Westland. 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 Westland. For the veterans among your Westland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westland Life Expectancy

What is the average Westland lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Westland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Westland in 1958 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westland 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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