Wehrmeister Family History

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Wehrmeister Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for an official responsible for overseeing dams or fences. from Middle Low German, Middle High German we(h)r ‘dam’, ‘barrage’ ‘barrier’ + Middle High German meister ‘master’; in Bavaria it denoted a forester who oversaw a wild game park or enclosure.

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

Similar surnames: Fuhrmeister, Werkmeister, Neumeister, Hameister, Hofmeister

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Wehrmeister Family Origin

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Wehrmeister Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Wehrmeister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Wehrmeister's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wehrmeister.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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Wehrmeister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 567 census records available for the last name Wehrmeister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehrmeister 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 143 immigration records available for the last name Wehrmeister. 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 234 military records available for the last name Wehrmeister. For the veterans among your Wehrmeister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wehrmeister Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wehrmeister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wehrmeister in 1957 was 55, and 67 in 2004.

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