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Wehring Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from any of the Low German personal names beginning with the element wer ‘to protect or warn’; ‘man’; ‘true’.

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


Similar surnames: Fehring, Gehring, Behring, Kohring, Bering, Wehling, Nehring, Gearing

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Where is the Wehring family from?

You can see how Wehring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wehring family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Wehring families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 15 Wehring families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Wehring's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wehring families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wehring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wehring ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wehring. 30% of Wehring men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Wehring women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wehring were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    34%
  • Nurse
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
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What Wehring family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wehring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehring census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 153 immigration records available for the last name Wehring. 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 Cards

There are 231 military records available for the last name Wehring. For the veterans among your Wehring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wehring lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wehring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wehring in 1963 was 87, and 76 in 2004.

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