Wendt Family History

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Wendt Name Meaning

German and Danish: ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (also known as Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland), and many German place names and surnames are of Wendish origin. Their Slavic language is still spoken in the eastern part of Germany, around Bautzen and Cottbus.

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


Similar surnames: Fendt, Bendt, Went, Wendel, Wand, Kandt, Ende, Wenig, Wint, Welt

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Wendt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wendt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wendt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    36%

  • Germanic Europe

    23%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Sweden

    6%

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Wendt Family Origin

Where is the Wendt family from?

Wendt Family Occupations

What did your Wendt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wendt occupation in the UK was Butler. 14% of Wendt's were Butlers. Butler, Commercial Clerk and Hassock Maker Employing 4 Females were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wendt. A less common occupation for the Wendt family was Publican.

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  • Butler

    14%
  • Commercial Clerk

    14%
  • Hassock Maker Employing 4 Females

    14%
  • Publican

    14%

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

Wendt Historical Records

What Wendt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Wendt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wendt 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Wendt. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Wendt. For the veterans among your Wendt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wendt Life Expectancy

What is the average Wendt lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wendt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wendt in 1940 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wendt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wendt 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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