Westmoreland Family History

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Westmoreland Name Meaning

Northern English: regional name for someone from the former country of this name, originally named in Old English as Westmoringaland ‘territory of the people living west of the moors (i.e. the Pennines)’.

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

Similar surnames: Westfield, Westerman, Moreland, Morland, Wetmore, Westrope

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Westmoreland Family Origin

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Westmoreland Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westmoreland. A less common occupation for the Westmoreland family was Laborer. The most common Westmoreland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Westmoreland's were Farmers.

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Westmoreland Historical Records

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Westmoreland Life Expectancy

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