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Werder Family History

Werder Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German werder ‘piece of land surrounded by water’, ‘(river) island’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Wert.

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


Similar surnames: Herder, Wender, Werden, Berner, Weider, Eder, Warder, Werber, Weiden

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Where is the Werder family from?

You can see how Werder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Werder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Werder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Werder family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Werder's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Werder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Werder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Werder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Werder. 19% of Werder men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Werder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Werder were Carpenter 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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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What Werder family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Werder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werder 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 953 immigration records available for the last name Werder. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Werder. For the veterans among your Werder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Werder lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Werder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Werder in 1956 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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