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Wenze Family History

Wenze Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Wenzel, Henze, Wente, Wenz, Wenzl, Wende, Wenke, Menze, Lenze, Renze

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Where is the Wenze family from?

You can see how Wenze families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wenze family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Wenze families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Wenze families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Wenze's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wenze families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wenze surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wenze ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wenze ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 226 census records available for the last name Wenze. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wenze census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 57 immigration records available for the last name Wenze. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 45 military records available for the last name Wenze. For the veterans among your Wenze ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wenze lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2000, in the United States, Wenze life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wenze in 1970 was 54, and 89 in 2000.

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