Westrum Family History

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Westrum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of four farmsteads in eastern Norway named Vestrum or Vestrom, from Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + heimr ‘homestead’. German: habitational name from a place so named near Lingen.

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


Similar surnames: Westrup, Strom, Lerum, Westrom, Westlund, Westbury, Ostrem, Westrick

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Westrum Family Origin

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Westrum Family Occupations

What did your Westrum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westrum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Westrum's were Farmers. Farmer, Atty At Law and Cigar Box Trimmer In Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westrum. A less common occupation for the Westrum family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Atty At Law

    10%
  • Cigar Box Trimmer In Shop

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%

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

Westrum Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Westrum Life Expectancy

What is the average Westrum lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Westrum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Westrum in 1963 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westrum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westrum 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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