Wendler Family History

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Wendler Name Meaning

from Middle High German wandeler ‘traveler on foot’ (Middle Low German wendeler), hence a nickname for a pilgrim or an occupational name for a peddler. patronymic from the personal name Wendel (see Wendel 1).

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

Similar surnames: Fendler, Bendler, Tendler, Mendler, Hendler, Wendel, Kensler, Wunder

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Wendler Family Origin

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Wendler Family Occupations

What did your Wendler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wendler family was Grocer. The most common Wendler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wendler's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wendler.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Druggist

  • Grocer


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

Wendler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wendler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wendler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wendler. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wendler. For the veterans among your Wendler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wendler Life Expectancy

What is the average Wendler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wendler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wendler in 1951 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wendler 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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