Westerhoff Family History

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Westerhoff Name Meaning

North German (Westphalia): topographic name for someone who lived on a farm situated to the west of a settlement, from Middle Low German wester ‘westerly’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Westerhold, Westhoff, Butenhoff, Westerkamp, Westermann, Steinhoff

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Westerhoff Family Origin

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Westerhoff Family Occupations

What did your Westerhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westerhoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Westerhoff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Westerhoff family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Billiard Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westerhoff.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Billiard Keeper

  • Cabinet Maker


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Westerhoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Westerhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westerhoff 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 560 immigration records available for the last name Westerhoff. 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 451 military records available for the last name Westerhoff. For the veterans among your Westerhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westerhoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Westerhoff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Westerhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Westerhoff in 1963 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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