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Went Family History

Went Name Meaning

Danish and German: variant of Wente. English: topographic name from Middle English went(e) ‘crossroad’.

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

Similar surnames: Want, West, Bent, Gent, Wenk, Wert, Kent, Wendt, Wint, Dent

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Where is the Went family from?

You can see how Went families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Went family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Went families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Went families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Went's in USA. New York had the highest population of Went families in 1840.
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What did your Went ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Went. 27% of Went men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Went women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Went were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Went. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Went 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Went. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Went. For the veterans among your Went ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Went lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Went life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Went in 1951 was 57, and 94 in 2004.

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