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Westbrook Surname Meaning

English (southeastern): habitational name from any of various places called Westbrook for example in Berkshire Kent and the Isle of Wight from Old English west ‘west western’ + brōc ‘brook stream’. Americanized form of Dutch Westbroek: habitational name from a place so named near Utrecht.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Benbrook, Westby, Seabrook, Westrope, Westwood, Westrup, Westbury

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Where is the Westbrook family from?

You can see how Westbrook families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westbrook family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Westbrook families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 87 Westbrook families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Westbrook's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Westbrook families in 1911.
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What did your Westbrook ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Westbrook. 55% of Westbrook men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Westbrook women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westbrook were Laborer and At Home. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • At Home
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Westbrook. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Westbrook. For the veterans among your Westbrook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westbrook lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Westbrook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Westbrook in 1942 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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