Werder Family History

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Werder Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German werder ‘piece of land surrounded by water’, ‘(river) island’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Wert.

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


Similar surnames: Herder, Wender, Werden, Berner, Weider, Eder, Warder, Werber, Weiden

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Werder Family Origin

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Werder Family Occupations

What did your Werder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Werder family was Grocer. Farmer, Candy Maker and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Werder. The most common Werder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Werder's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Candy Maker

    8%
  • Clerk In Store

    8%
  • Grocer

    8%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Werder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Werder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Werder

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Werder. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Werder. For the veterans among your Werder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Werder Life Expectancy

What is the average Werder lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Werder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Werder in 1956 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Werder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Werder 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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