Went Family History

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Went Name Meaning

Danish and German: variant of Wente. English: topographic name from Middle English went(e) ‘crossroad’.

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

Similar surnames: Want, West, Bent, Gent, Wenk, Wert, Kent, Wendt, Wint, Dent

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Went Family Origin

Where is the Went family from?

Went Family Occupations

What did your Went ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Went. A less common occupation for the Went family was Baker. The most common Went occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Went's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Baker


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

Went Historical Records

What Went family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Went. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Went 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Went. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Went. For the veterans among your Went ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Went Life Expectancy

What is the average Went lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Went life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Went in 1951 was 57, and 94 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Went

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Went 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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