Wendel Family History

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Wendel Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a pet form of a short form, Wando, of a compound Germanic personal name beginning with wand ‘to go’, ‘to migrate’. German: metonymic occupational name for a turner, from Middle High German wendel ‘to turn’ or Middle Low German wendelen ‘to turn, twist’. South German: from a short form of Wendelin.

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


Similar surnames: Wenzel, Wengel, Bendel, Mengel, Hendel, Weinel, Bandel, Rendel

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Wendel Family Origin

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Wendel Family Occupations

What did your Wendel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Boilerman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wendel. 8% of Wendel men worked as a Boilerman and 75% of Wendel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wendel were Chef Lms Rly Retired and Housekeeper Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boilerman
    8%
  • Butcher (journeyman)
    8%
  • Butcher (shopkeeper)
    8%
  • Chef Lms Rly Retired
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Business Represent At We Unpaid Domestic Duties
    9%
  • Housekeeper (retired)
    9%
  • Housekeeper Domestic
    9%

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

Wendel Historical Records

What Wendel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Wendel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wendel 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wendel. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Wendel. For the veterans among your Wendel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wendel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wendel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wendel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wendel in 1942 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wendel

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