Wenker Family History

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Wenker Name Meaning

from a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German wan ‘hope’ as a first element. perhaps a variant of Wenger.

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

Similar surnames: Weiker, Wecker, Renker, Weder, Wenner, Denker, Recker, Wicker, Wendel

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Wenker Family Origin

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Wenker Family Occupations

What did your Wenker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Catholic Priest and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wenker. The most common Wenker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wenker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wenker family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Catholic Priest

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker


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

Wenker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wenker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wenker 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 373 immigration records available for the last name Wenker. 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 433 military records available for the last name Wenker. For the veterans among your Wenker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wenker Life Expectancy

What is the average Wenker lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wenker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wenker in 1960 was 58, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wenker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wenker 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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