Wempe Family History

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Wempe Name Meaning

German: from the short form of a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German wan ‘hope’ + bald ‘bold’ or berht ‘shining’.

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

Similar surnames: Welge, Lampe, Temme, Kemp, Rempe, Welle, Semper, Wege, Remke, Wehle

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Wempe Family Origin

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Wempe Family Occupations

What did your Wempe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wempe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wempe's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wempe. A less common occupation for the Wempe family was Box Manufacturer.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Boot & Shoe Maker

  • Box Manufacturer


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

Wempe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wempe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wempe 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 473 immigration records available for the last name Wempe. 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 417 military records available for the last name Wempe. For the veterans among your Wempe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wempe Life Expectancy

What is the average Wempe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wempe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Wempe in 1956 was 43, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wempe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wempe 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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