Wurst Family History

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Wurst Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German wurst ‘sausage’ (a collective noun), hence either a metonymic occupational name for a butcher who specialized in the production of sausages, or a nickname for a plump person or someone who was particularly fond of sausages.

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


Similar surnames: Burst, Wuest, Hurst, Durst, Furst, Quast, Karst, Forst, Wurtz, Burt

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Wurst Family Origin

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Wurst Family Occupations

What did your Wurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wurst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Wurst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wurst family was Tailor. Farmer, Carpenter and Peddler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wurst.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Peddler

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%

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

Wurst Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Wurst lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wurst in 1944 was 35, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wurst 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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