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Wedin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of an uncertain first element (possibly representing a place name formed with Ved- ‘wood’, ‘forest’) + the common adjectival suffix -in (from Latin -inius).

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


Similar surnames: Ledin, Weldin, Wein, Weder, Hedin, Medin, Bodin, Levin, Medlin, Padin

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Where is the Wedin family from?

You can see how Wedin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wedin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wedin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Wedin families living in Minnesota. This was about 34% of all the recorded Wedin's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Wedin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wedin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wedin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wedin. 32% of Wedin men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Wedin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wedin were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Clerk Typist
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wedin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wedin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wedin. 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 Cards

There are 544 military records available for the last name Wedin. For the veterans among your Wedin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wedin lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wedin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wedin in 1951 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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