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Wunderlich Family History

Wunderlich Name Meaning
German: nickname for an eccentric or moody person, from Middle High German wunderlich ‘odd’, ‘capricious’, ‘unpredictable’ (a derivative of wunder, Old High German wundar ‘puzzle’, ‘marvel’).Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably an anecdotal nickname from Yiddish vunderlekh ‘wonderful’, ‘marvellous’, based on some now irrecoverable event, but possibly also a descriptive nickname from German wunderlich ‘odd’, ‘strange’.

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

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Name Distribution of Wunderlich Families

  • Number of Wunderlich families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wunderlich families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wunderlich last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wunderlich Family Origin

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Wunderlich Immigration Information

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Wunderlich Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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