Westphalen Family History

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Westphalen Name Meaning

German: variant (dative form) of Westphal.

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


Similar surnames: Westphall, Westphal, Westman, Phalen, Westpfahl, Weschler, Wessman

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Westphalen Family Origin

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Westphalen Family Occupations

What did your Westphalen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westphalen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Westphalen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Westphalen family was Laborer. Farmer, Cigar Mfg. and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westphalen.

View Census data for Westphalen | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    38%
  • Cigar Mfg.

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

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

Westphalen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Westphalen Life Expectancy

What is the average Westphalen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Westphalen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Westphalen in 1958 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westphalen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westphalen 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.

Famous Westphalen Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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