Wapner Family History

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Wapner Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German wapener ‘man bearing arms’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a limestone quarry worker, a Yiddishized form of Polish wapniarz.

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

Similar surnames: Wagner, Wainer, Wanner, Kapner, Warner, Maner, Rayner, Depner, Kasner

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Wapner Family Origin

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Wapner Family Occupations

What did your Wapner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wapner. 17% of Wapner men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Wapner women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wapner were Merchant and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wapner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wapner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wapner 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 503 immigration records available for the last name Wapner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 217 military records available for the last name Wapner. For the veterans among your Wapner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wapner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wapner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wapner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wapner in 1962 was 70, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wapner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wapner 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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