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Wentz Family History

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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Where is the Wentz family from?

You can see how Wentz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wentz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wentz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 64 Wentz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 74% of all the recorded Wentz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wentz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wentz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wentz. 16% of Wentz men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Wentz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wentz were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Saleslady
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 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 Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

There are 7,000 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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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.

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