Wetterau Family History

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Wetterau Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone from the Wetterau, an area in Hessen.

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


Similar surnames: Wetterer, Wetter, Etter, Petter, Netter, Retterath, Witter, Etters

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Wetterau Family Origin

Where is the Wetterau family from?

Wetterau Family Occupations

What did your Wetterau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wetterau occupation in the USA was At Home. 17% of Wetterau's were At Homes. A less common occupation for the Wetterau family was Keeping House. At Home, Baker and Housekeeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wetterau.

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  • At Home

    17%
  • Baker

    17%
  • Housekeeping

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%

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

Wetterau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wetterau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wetterau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wetterau

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wetterau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wetterau. For the veterans among your Wetterau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wetterau Life Expectancy

What is the average Wetterau lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wetterau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wetterau in 1962 was 83, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wetterau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wetterau 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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