Wefel Name Meaning

Shortened form of German Wefels, a nickname from Middle Low German wevel ‘weevil’.

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


Similar surnames: Werfel, Wedel, Nebel, Wendel, Segel, Uebel, Kegel, Wadel, Hebel

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Wefel Family Origin

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Wefel Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    22%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Keep House

    22%
  • House Contractor

    11%

In 1880, the most common Wefel occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 22% of Wefel's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Wefel family was House Contractor. Carpenter, Farmer and Keep House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wefel.

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Wefel Historical Records

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Wefel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Wefel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Wefel in 1952 was 61, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wefel

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