Wehr Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by the defenses of a town or village, for example a wall, ditch, or fence, Middle High German wer. North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Weder, composed of the Germanic elements widu ‘wood’, ‘forest’ + hari ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Kehr, Hehl, Fehr, Wear, Rehr, Weir, Woehr, Weiher, Lehr, Wein

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Wehr Family Origin

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Wehr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Saloon Keeper

    3%
  • Barber

    2%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wehr family was Barber. Farmer, Keeping House and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wehr. The most common Wehr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Wehr's were Farmers.

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Wehr Historical Records

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Wehr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Wehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wehr in 1951 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wehr

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