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Wefel Family History

Wefel Name Meaning
Shortened form of German Wefels, a nickname from Middle Low German wevel ‘weevil’.

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

8,585 Historical Documents with Wefel on Ancestry.com
2,698 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
681 Military Records
89 Immigration Records
977 Census and Voter Lists
4,140 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wefel Families

  • Number of Wefel families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wefel families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wefel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wefel census records

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Wefel Family Origin

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Wefel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Wefel families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Wefel

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Wefel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wefel census records

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Wefel Civil War Service Records

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