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Wunder Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone who performed wonders, from German Wunder ‘miracle’, Middle High German wunderære. The Jewish name is mainly of ornamental origin. The German name can also be from a nickname for a curious or inquisitive person, from Middle High German wunder ‘curiosity’, ‘astonishment’.

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

Similar surnames: Wander, Lander, Bunde, Wendel, Buder, Winder, Mander, Wieder, Wender

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Wunder Family Origin

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Wunder Family Occupations

What did your Wunder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wunder. The most common Wunder occupation in the USA was Butcher. 13% of Wunder's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Wunder family was Tailor.

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  • Butcher

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor


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

Wunder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wunder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wunder 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wunder. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Wunder. For the veterans among your Wunder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wunder Life Expectancy

What is the average Wunder lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wunder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wunder in 1940 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wunder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wunder 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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