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Wentz Family History

Wentz Name Meaning
German: from a pet form of the personal name Werner, or, especially in eastern regions, from a short form of the Slavic personal name Wenceslaw.

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

244,020 Historical Documents with Wentz on Ancestry.com
53,049 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,190 Military Records
2,677 Immigration Records
33,381 Census and Voter Lists
147,723 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wentz Families

  • Number of Wentz families
     198 - 393
     67 - 197
     1 - 66
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wentz families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wentz last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wentz census records

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Wentz Family Origin

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Wentz Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wentz

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Wentz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wentz census records

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Wentz Civil War Service Records

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