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Wedemeyer Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German wede ‘wood’, ‘forest’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘tenant farmer’ (see Meyer), hence either an occupational name for a woodland bailiff or a distinguishing name for a tenant farmer living by a wood or forest. South German: variant of Wiedmeyer.

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


Similar surnames: Rodemeyer, Wiedmeyer, Neumeyer, Bredemeier, Tiemeyer, Rosemeyer

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Wedemeyer Family Origin

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Wedemeyer Family Occupations

What did your Wedemeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wedemeyer family was Farming. The most common Wedemeyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Wedemeyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Grocer and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wedemeyer.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Grocer

    12%
  • Retail Grocer

    8%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Wedemeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Wedemeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wedemeyer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wedemeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wedemeyer in 1956 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wedemeyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wedemeyer 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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