Wedel Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places called Wedel or Wedell, all in northern Germany. (in northwestern Germany) topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, from Middle Low German wede ‘wood’, ‘forest’ + lo ‘brush’, ‘wood’.

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

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Wedel Family Origin

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Wedel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Druggist

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Clothing Store

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Druggist and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wedel. A less common occupation for the Wedel family was Clothing Store. The most common Wedel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Wedel's were Farmers.

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Wedel Historical Records

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Wedel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Wedel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wedel in 1951 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wedel

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