Wenger Family History

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Wenger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places in Bavaria named Weng or Wengen.

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

Similar surnames: Enger, Wanger, Senger, Winger, Wender, Denger, Wengel, Eger, Wege

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Wenger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wenger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wenger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Wenger Family Origin

Where is the Wenger family from?

Wenger Family Occupations

What did your Wenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wenger. The most common Wenger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Wenger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wenger family was Retired Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Retired Farmer


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

Wenger Historical Records

What Wenger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Wenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wenger 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wenger. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wenger. For the veterans among your Wenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wenger Life Expectancy

What is the average Wenger lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Wenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wenger in 1946 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wenger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wenger 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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