Wendt Name Meaning

German and Danish: ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (also known as Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland), and many German place names and surnames are of Wendish origin. Their Slavic language is still spoken in the eastern part of Germany, around Bautzen and Cottbus.

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


Similar surnames: Fendt, Bendt, Went, Wendel, Wand, Kandt, Ende, Wenig, Wint, Welt

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Wendt Family Origin

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Wendt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, the most common Wendt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Wendt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wendt. A less common occupation for the Wendt family was Carpenter.

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Wendt Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Wendt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wendt in 1940 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wendt

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