Wehde Family History

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Wehde Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German wede ‘wood’, ‘forest’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester.

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

Similar surnames: Weide, Wedde, Wehle, Weiden, Wendel, Wride, Weese, Emde, Welge, Ende

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Wehde Family Origin

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Wehde Family Occupations

What did your Wehde ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wehde occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wehde's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wehde. A less common occupation for the Wehde family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Farm Hand

  • Tailor


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

Wehde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wehde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehde 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 Wehde. 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 Wehde. For the veterans among your Wehde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wehde Life Expectancy

What is the average Wehde lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wehde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Wehde in 1962 was 100, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wehde

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wehde 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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