Westcott Family History

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Westcott Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from any of various minor places named with Old English west ‘west’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, for example Westcott in Surrey, Westcot in Berkshire, or Westcote in Gloucestershire, Hampshire, and Warwickshire.

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

Similar surnames: Escott, Prescott, Walcott, Westgate, Westrope, Weston, Arscott

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Westcott Family Origin

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Westcott Family Occupations

What did your Westcott ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Westcott occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Westcott's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westcott. A less common occupation for the Westcott family was Mercht.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Labourer

  • Mercht


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

Westcott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Westcott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westcott 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Westcott. 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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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Westcott. For the veterans among your Westcott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westcott Life Expectancy

What is the average Westcott lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Westcott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Westcott in 1947 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westcott

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westcott 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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