Wettlaufer Family History

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Wettlaufer Name Meaning

German (Wettläufer): from Middle High German wetteloufer ‘runner’, probably a nickname for a fast runner or someone who rushed around.

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


Similar surnames: Laufer, Wetterer, Wetter, Bretthauer, Gettler, Hettler, Mettler

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Wettlaufer Family Origin

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Wettlaufer Family Occupations

What did your Wettlaufer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Barber, Dry Goods Merchant and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wettlaufer. The most common Wettlaufer occupation in the USA was Barber. 17% of Wettlaufer's were Barbers. A less common occupation for the Wettlaufer family was Keeps A Liquor Saloon.

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  • Barber

    17%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    17%
  • House Keeper

    17%
  • Keeps A Liquor Saloon

    17%

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

Wettlaufer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wettlaufer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wettlaufer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wettlaufer. 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 Wettlaufer. For the veterans among your Wettlaufer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wettlaufer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wettlaufer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Wettlaufer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wettlaufer in 1957 was 30, and 61 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wettlaufer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wettlaufer 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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