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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 1880, a less common occupation for the Wenig family was Farming. The most common Wenig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Wenig's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wenig.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Barber

    8%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Farming

    8%

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

Wenig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wenig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wenig 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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