Westmoreland Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Westmoreland Family Origin

Where is the Westmoreland family from?

SHOW MORE

Westmoreland Family Occupations

What did your Westmoreland ancestors do for a living?

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.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    51%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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.

Source: Census data for Westmoreland | Data not to scale

Westmoreland Historical Records

What Westmoreland family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Westmoreland ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Westmoreland

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Westmoreland Life Expectancy

What is the average Westmoreland lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Westmoreland 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Westmoreland Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Look up another name