Wetmore Family History

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Wetmore Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Wetmore, for example in Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Hereford and Worcester, Wet Moor in Somerset, or Wetmoor Hall Farm in Staffordshire, mostly named with Old English wet ‘wet’, ‘damp’ + mor ‘moor’, ‘mashland’, although the first element of Wetmore in Staffordshire is Old English wiht ‘river bend’.

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

Similar surnames: Whitmore, Wedmore, Wilmore, Elmore, Wigmore, Patmore, Belmore

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Wetmore Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wetmore name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Wetmore Family Origin

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Wetmore Family Occupations

What did your Wetmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wetmore. A less common occupation for the Wetmore family was Laborer. The most common Wetmore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Wetmore's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Wetmore Historical Records

What Wetmore family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Wetmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wetmore 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 Wetmore. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wetmore. For the veterans among your Wetmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wetmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Wetmore lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wetmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wetmore in 1944 was 20, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wetmore 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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