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Wechsler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a money changer, Middle High German wëhselære, German Wechsler, Yiddish veksler.

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


Similar surnames: Wessler, Mechler, Weisler, Hechler, Weisser, Meckler, Scholer

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Wechsler Family Origin

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Wechsler Family Occupations

What did your Wechsler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wechsler occupation in the USA was Butcher. 17% of Wechsler's were Butchers. Butcher, At Home and Confectioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wechsler. A less common occupation for the Wechsler family was Farmer.

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  • Butcher

    17%
  • At Home

    8%
  • Confectioner

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

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

Wechsler Historical Records

What Wechsler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wechsler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wechsler 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 Wechsler

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wechsler. 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 Wechsler. For the veterans among your Wechsler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wechsler Life Expectancy

What is the average Wechsler lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wechsler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wechsler in 1955 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wechsler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wechsler 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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