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Wernick Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): status name for someone who was the secretary of a Jewish administration or a Jewish official responsible for the ratification of community impost treaties, from the Polish term wiernik. German: variant of Wernicke.

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


Similar surnames: Pernick, Winnick, Lennick, Zelnick, Bernick, Wernicke, Warnick

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Where is the Wernick family from?

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

What did your Wernick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wernick. 17% of Wernick men worked as a Salesman and 35% of Wernick women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wernick were Farmer and New Worker.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Painter
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    35%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wernick. 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 972 military records available for the last name Wernick. For the veterans among your Wernick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wernick lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wernick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wernick in 1960 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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