Wertheim Family History

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Wertheim Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Wertheim, a place on the Main river, named from Old High German werid ‘island’ (see Wert) + heim ‘homestead’. The German surname may have arisen from various other places so named.

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

Similar surnames: Wertheimer, Manheim, Wehrheim, Fretheim, Bernheim, Nesheim, Werther

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Wertheim Family Origin

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Wertheim Family Occupations

What did your Wertheim ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wertheim occupation in the USA was Butcher. 11% of Wertheim's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Wertheim family was Collector For Brewery. Butcher, Cigar Agent and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wertheim.

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  • Butcher

  • Cigar Agent

  • Cigar Maker

  • Collector For Brewery


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

Wertheim Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wertheim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wertheim 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wertheim. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wertheim. For the veterans among your Wertheim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wertheim Life Expectancy

What is the average Wertheim lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wertheim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wertheim in 1947 was 65, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wertheim

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wertheim 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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