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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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Where is the Wenger family from?

You can see how Wenger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wenger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wenger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Wenger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Wenger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wenger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wenger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wenger. 21% of Wenger men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Wenger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wenger were Farming and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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