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Wuest Name Meaning

from Middle High German wüeste ‘empty’, ‘uncultivated’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of waste or fallow land, or a nickname for a coarse or uncultivated man. habitational name from any of various places called Wust, for example in Brandenburg and Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: West, Wurst, Hurst, Wiese, Oest, Quast, Pust, Hulst, Huett, Cuesta

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Wuest Family Origin

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Wuest Family Occupations

What did your Wuest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wuest family was Keeping House. The most common Wuest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Wuest's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeps House and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wuest.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeps House

    6%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Wuest Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wuest Life Expectancy

What is the average Wuest lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wuest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wuest in 1942 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wuest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wuest 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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