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Wert Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on a river island or on a riverbank or on a patch of dry land in a fen all of which were senses of the Middle High German term wert werder. North German: occupational name for an innkeeper from Middle Low German wert; alternatively a nickname with the meaning ‘husband master of the house’. German: habitational name from any of the places called Werd Werth and Wörth. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Wert ‘value’.

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


Similar surnames: West, Werk, Went, Welt, Want, Wege, Wertz, Weit, Tweet, Best

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Where is the Wert family from?

You can see how Wert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Wert families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 65% of all the recorded Wert's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wert families in 1840.
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What did your Wert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wert. 20% of Wert men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Wert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wert were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wert. 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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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Wert. For the veterans among your Wert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wert lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wert in 1947 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

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