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Westrope Name Meaning

English: habitational name a place in Wiltshire named Westrop, from Old English west ‘west’ + þrop ‘village’, or perhaps from Westrip in Gloucestershire or Westhorpe in Buckinghamshire, both having the same origin as the place in Wiltshire.

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

Similar surnames: Westbrook, Westcott, Westgate, Westwood, Weston, Westrup, Westover

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Where is the Westrope family from?

You can see how Westrope families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westrope family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Westrope families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Westrope families living in Illinois. This was about 75% of all the recorded Westrope's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Westrope families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Westrope surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Westrope ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Westrope. 38% of Westrope men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Westrope women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westrope were Farming and School Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Foreman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerical
  • School Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 396 immigration records available for the last name Westrope. 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 Cards

There are 533 military records available for the last name Westrope. For the veterans among your Westrope ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westrope lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Westrope life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Westrope in 1952 was 50, and 87 in 2004.

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