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Wendle Name Meaning

South German: variant of Wendel and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

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

Similar surnames: Bendle, Wendl, Bentle, Kendle, Wendler, Wende, Swindle, Weidle

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Where is the Wendle family from?

You can see how Wendle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wendle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wendle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Wendle families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Wendle's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wendle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wendle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wendle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wendle. 27% of Wendle men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Wendle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wendle were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Housework
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wendle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wendle 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 306 immigration records available for the last name Wendle. 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 509 military records available for the last name Wendle. For the veterans among your Wendle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wendle lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wendle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Wendle in 1962 was 76, and 60 in 2004.

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