Wetzell Family History

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Wetzell Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Wetzel, or an Americanized spelling of the same name.

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


Similar surnames: Wentzell, Wentzel, Wenzell, Whetsell, Kettell, Leitzell, Whetzel

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Wetzell Family Origin

Where is the Wetzell family from?

Wetzell Family Occupations

What did your Wetzell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wetzell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Wetzell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wetzell. A less common occupation for the Wetzell family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

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

Wetzell Historical Records

What Wetzell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wetzell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wetzell 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 Wetzell

Passenger List

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

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Wetzell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wetzell lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Wetzell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Wetzell in 1963 was 67, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wetzell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wetzell 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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