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Westman Family History

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

94,510 Historical Documents with Westman on Ancestry.ca
36,636 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,619 Military Records
5,270 Immigration Records
20,154 Census and Voter Lists
29,831 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Westman Families

  • Number of Westman families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Westman families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1851 Canada Census Data

Westman census records

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Westman Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.ca. You can find out where the majority of the Westman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Westman Immigration Information (CA)

from the Canadian Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Westman families immigrated to Canada. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Westman Family Occupations

from 1881 CA Census Data

Westman census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Westman ancestors, such as occupation.

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Military Service by Westman

Did the Westmans fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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