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Wenck Family History

Wenck Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a short form of the North German and Frisian personal name Weneke, from a pet form of a Germanic compound name beginning with wini ‘friend’.

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


Similar surnames: Wenk, Weck, Enck, Weick, Deck, Bence, Mencke, Heck, Meck, Heick

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Where is the Wenck family from?

You can see how Wenck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wenck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wenck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Wenck families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Wenck's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wenck families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wenck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wenck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wenck. 32% of Wenck men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Wenck women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wenck were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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
    32%
  • Farming
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Machine Operator
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wenck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wenck 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 851 immigration records available for the last name Wenck. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wenck. For the veterans among your Wenck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wenck lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wenck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wenck in 1962 was 77, and 77 in 2004.

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