Westman Family History

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Westman Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Westmann, a variant of West, with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’. Swedish: ornamental or topographic name of German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Wertman, Westen, Weltman, Wortman, Weitzman, Werman, Westmark

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Westman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Westman name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Sweden

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Norway

    9%

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Westman Family Origin

Where is the Westman family from?

Westman Family Occupations

What did your Westman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Westman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Westman family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westman.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Westman Historical Records

What Westman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Westman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westman 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 Westman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Westman. For the veterans among your Westman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westman Life Expectancy

What is the average Westman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Westman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Westman in 1947 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westman 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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