Wehle Family History

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Wehle Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places called Wehlen, for example near Hamburg or near Pirna. South German: from a pet form of the personal name Wahho.

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

Similar surnames: Mehle, Jehle, Wehler, Wehrle, Welle, Werle, Wehde, Ehle, Wege, Wahler

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Wehle Family Origin

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Wehle Family Occupations

What did your Wehle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wehle occupation in the USA was Cabinet Maker. 10% of Wehle's were Cabinet Makers. A less common occupation for the Wehle family was Boot & Shoe Merchant. Cabinet Maker, Lawyer and Boot & Shoe Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wehle.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Lawyer

  • Boot & Shoe Dealer

  • Boot & Shoe Merchant


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

Wehle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wehle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehle 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 861 immigration records available for the last name Wehle. 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 Wehle. For the veterans among your Wehle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wehle Life Expectancy

What is the average Wehle lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wehle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wehle in 1959 was 56, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wehle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wehle 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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