Wentz Family History

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Wentz Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Werner, or, especially in eastern regions, from a short form of the Slavic personal name Wenceslaw.

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


Similar surnames: Gentz, Rentz, Werntz, Zentz, Wertz, Wantz, Wenz, Wetz, Hentz, Mente

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Wentz Family Origin

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Wentz Family Occupations

What did your Wentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wentz family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wentz. The most common Wentz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Wentz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Wentz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wentz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wentz 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 Wentz. 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 Wentz. For the veterans among your Wentz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wentz Life Expectancy

What is the average Wentz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wentz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wentz in 1943 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wentz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wentz 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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