Wefel Family History

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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

What did your Wefel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. The most common Wefel occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 22% of Wefel's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Keep House

  • House Contractor


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

Wefel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wefel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wefel 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 94 immigration records available for the last name Wefel. 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 684 military records available for the last name Wefel. For the veterans among your Wefel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wefel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wefel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wefel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wefel 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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