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Wendorf Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of various places called Wendorf.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Endorf, Bendorf, Seedorf, Wender, Waldorf, Mundorf, Handorf, Nondorf

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Where is the Wendorf family from?

You can see how Wendorf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wendorf family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wendorf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 79 Wendorf families living in Wisconsin. This was about 53% of all the recorded Wendorf's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Wendorf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wendorf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wendorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wendorf. 22% of Wendorf men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Wendorf women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wendorf were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Office Clerk
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wendorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wendorf 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 882 immigration records available for the last name Wendorf. 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 Wendorf. For the veterans among your Wendorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wendorf lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wendorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wendorf in 1953 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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