Wenzel Family History

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Wenzel Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Wenzel, a pet form (with the German diminutive suffix -el) of the Middle High German personal name Wenze, a borrowing from Slavic representing a short form of the Old Czech personal name Veceslav (see Vacek; the borrowing took place before Czech lost its nasal vowels).

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

Similar surnames: Wendel, Wengel, Menzel, Mengel, Hengel, Henzel, Denzel, Wencel

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Wenzel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wenzel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wenzel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Wenzel Family Origin

Where is the Wenzel family from?

Wenzel Family Occupations

What did your Wenzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wenzel. A less common occupation for the Wenzel family was Tailor. The most common Wenzel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Wenzel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Tailor


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

Wenzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Wenzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wenzel 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Wenzel. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Wenzel. For the veterans among your Wenzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wenzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wenzel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wenzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wenzel in 1940 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wenzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wenzel 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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