Werner Family History

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Werner Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of the Germanic elements war(in) ‘guard’ + heri, hari ‘army’. Compare Warner.

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


Similar surnames: Warner, Berner, Weiker, Werder, Derner, Keiner, Gerner, Lerner

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Werner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Werner name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • European Jewish

    5%

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Werner Family Origin

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Werner Family Occupations

What did your Werner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Werner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Werner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Werner. A less common occupation for the Werner family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Werner Historical Records

What Werner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 164,000 census records available for the last name Werner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werner 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 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Werner. 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 77,000 military records available for the last name Werner. For the veterans among your Werner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Werner Life Expectancy

What is the average Werner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Werner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Werner in 1940 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Werner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Werner 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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