Westrup Family History

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Westrup Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named near Osnabrück. English: variant of Westrope. Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named.

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


Similar surnames: Westrum, Westby, Bentrup, Westrope, Westrick, Dastrup, Westrich

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Westrup Family Origin

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Westrup Family Occupations

What did your Westrup ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westrup occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Westrup's were Farmers. Farmer, Agt. For Liquer Store and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westrup. A less common occupation for the Westrup family was Milk Dealer.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Agt. For Liquer Store

    14%
  • Brick Mason

    14%
  • Milk Dealer

    14%

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

Westrup Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Westrup Life Expectancy

What is the average Westrup lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Westrup life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Westrup in 1963 was 66, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westrup

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westrup 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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