Wehling Family History

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Wehling Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle Low German welinge ‘vortex’, ‘rapids’. nickname for someone who was worn out, from Middle Low German welinge ‘withering’, ‘decline’.

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


Similar surnames: Nehring, Werling, Welling, Helling, Fehling, Wehring, Gehling

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Wehling Family Origin

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Wehling Family Occupations

What did your Wehling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wehling. 41% of Wehling men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Wehling women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wehling were Manager and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%

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

Wehling Historical Records

What Wehling family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wehling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehling 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Wehling. 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 683 military records available for the last name Wehling. For the veterans among your Wehling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wehling Life Expectancy

What is the average Wehling lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wehling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wehling in 1959 was 62, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wehling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wehling 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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