Westlund Family History

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Westlund Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements west ‘väst’ + lund ‘grove’. In some cases, the name may be habitational, from a farm or settlement so named.

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

Similar surnames: Westerlund, Ostlund, Westling, Asplund, Westland, Westgard, Heglund

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Westlund Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Westlund name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Westlund Family Origin

Where is the Westlund family from?

Westlund Family Occupations

What did your Westlund ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Westlund family was Carpenter. Farmer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westlund. The most common Westlund occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Westlund's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Tailor

  • Carpenter


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

Westlund Historical Records

What Westlund family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Westlund. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westlund 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Westlund. 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 Westlund. For the veterans among your Westlund ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westlund Life Expectancy

What is the average Westlund lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Westlund life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Westlund in 1948 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westlund

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westlund 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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