Wanzer Family History

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Wanzer Name Meaning

Dutch: derivative of the medieval personal name Wanshart, formed with the elements wan ‘hope’, ‘expectation’ + hart ‘hardy’, ‘brave’.

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


Similar surnames: Wenker, Tanzer, Wander, Warner, Lander, Ranger, Ander, Lanier, Walper

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Wanzer Family Origin

Where is the Wanzer family from?

Wanzer Family Occupations

What did your Wanzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wanzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Wanzer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wanzer family was Physician. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wanzer.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Physician

    5%

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

Wanzer Historical Records

What Wanzer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wanzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wanzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wanzer

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wanzer. 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 Card

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

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Wanzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wanzer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wanzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wanzer in 1949 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wanzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wanzer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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