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Wehr Family History

Wehr Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by the defenses of a town or village, for example a wall, ditch, or fence, Middle High German wer.North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Weder, composed of the Germanic elements widu ‘wood’, ‘forest’ + hari ‘army’.

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

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18,293 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,703 Military Records
1,452 Immigration Records
11,073 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Wehr Families

  • Number of Wehr families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wehr families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wehr last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wehr census records

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Wehr Family Origin

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Wehr Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wehr

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Wehr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wehr census records

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Wehr Civil War Service Records

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