Wenig Family History

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Wenig Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a small or insignificant man, from, Middle High German wenic ‘puny’, German wenig ‘little’.

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


Similar surnames: Feig, Koenig, Selig, Wein, Weis, Henig, Geng, Weil, Hoenig, Seng

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Wenig Family Origin

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Wenig Family Occupations

What did your Wenig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wenig. 22% of Wenig men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Wenig women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wenig were Proprietor and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wenig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wenig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wenig 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 Wenig. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Wenig. For the veterans among your Wenig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wenig Life Expectancy

What is the average Wenig lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wenig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wenig in 1940 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

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