Wehling Family History

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Wehling Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle Low German welinge ‘vortex’, ‘rapids’. nickname for someone who was worn out, from Middle Low German welinge ‘withering’, ‘decline’.

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

Similar surnames: Nehring, Werling, Welling, Helling, Fehling, Wehring, Gehling

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Wehling Family Origin

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Wehling Family Occupations

What did your Wehling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wehling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Wehling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wehling family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wehling.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Wehling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wehling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehling 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Wehling. 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 683 military records available for the last name Wehling. For the veterans among your Wehling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wehling Life Expectancy

What is the average Wehling lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wehling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wehling in 1959 was 62, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wehling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wehling 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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