Werfel Family History

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Werfel Name Meaning

German: dialect form of Würfel, a metonymic occupational name for a dice maker or nickname for a dice player, from Middle High German würfel ‘die’.

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

Similar surnames: Wefel, Ermel, Wendel, Wengel, Weibel, Mergel, Ertel, Gerfen, Weinel

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Werfel Family Origin

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Werfel Family Occupations

What did your Werfel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Werfel occupation in the USA was Housekeeping. 100% of Werfel's were Housekeepings.

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  • Housekeeping


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Werfel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Werfel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werfel 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 450 immigration records available for the last name Werfel. 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 208 military records available for the last name Werfel. For the veterans among your Werfel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Werfel Life Expectancy

What is the average Werfel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Werfel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Werfel in 1962 was 65, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Werfel 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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