Wunderlich Family History

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Wunderlich Name Meaning

German: nickname for an eccentric or moody person, from Middle High German wunderlich ‘odd’, ‘capricious’, ‘unpredictable’ (a derivative of wunder, Old High German wundar ‘puzzle’, ‘marvel’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably an anecdotal nickname from Yiddish vunderlekh ‘wonderful’, ‘marvellous’, based on some now irrecoverable event, but possibly also a descriptive nickname from German wunderlich ‘odd’, ‘strange’.

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


Similar surnames: Wunder, Wuethrich, Wenderoth, Weidlich, Endlich, Wunderlin

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Wunderlich Family Origin

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Wunderlich Family Occupations

What did your Wunderlich ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wunderlich family was Cigar Maker. The most common Wunderlich occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Wunderlich's were Farmers. Farmer, Cooper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wunderlich.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Cooper

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Cigar Maker

    3%

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

Wunderlich Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wunderlich Life Expectancy

What is the average Wunderlich lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wunderlich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wunderlich in 1953 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wunderlich

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wunderlich 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.

Famous Wunderlich Family

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