Westhoff Family History

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Westhoff Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived on a farm situated to the west of a settlement, from Middle High German west ‘west(en)’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’. Dutch: variant of Westhoven.

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


Similar surnames: Wuesthoff, Westerhoff, Eckhoff, Wemhoff, Heithoff, Mehlhoff, Althoff

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Westhoff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Westhoff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Westhoff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Germanic Europe

    22%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Sweden

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Westhoff Family Origin

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Westhoff Family Occupations

What did your Westhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Westhoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Westhoff's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westhoff. A less common occupation for the Westhoff family was Arch Priest (Greek Church).

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Arch Priest (Greek Church)

    4%

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

Westhoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Westhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westhoff 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 952 immigration records available for the last name Westhoff. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Westhoff. For the veterans among your Westhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Westhoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Westhoff lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Westhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Westhoff in 1945 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Westhoff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westhoff 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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