Wehrer Family History

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Wehrer Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from any of several places named Wehr, in Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Rhineland Palatinate. occupational name for a militia member, from Middle High German wer(e)n ‘to defend’.

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

Similar surnames: Kehrer, Wehler, Wetter, Rehrer, Weiher, Fuhrer, Mehrer, Weiler

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Wehrer Family Origin

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Wehrer Family Occupations

What did your Wehrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wehrer occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 25% of Wehrer's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Gardener and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wehrer. A less common occupation for the Wehrer family was Laborer.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Gardener

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Laborer


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

Wehrer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 712 census records available for the last name Wehrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehrer 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 136 immigration records available for the last name Wehrer. 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 418 military records available for the last name Wehrer. For the veterans among your Wehrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wehrer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wehrer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wehrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Wehrer in 1963 was 84, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wehrer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wehrer 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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