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Werre Family History

Werre Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a turnpike or fence, Middle High German wërre.

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


Similar surnames: Wehr, Herre, Wege, Wire, Weese, Berge, Werle, Cerro, Karre, Werry

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Where is the Werre family from?

You can see how Werre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Werre family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Werre families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Werre families living in Sussex. This was about 75% of all the recorded Werre's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Werre families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Werre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Werre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Werre. 35% of Werre men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Werre women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Werre were Teacher and Seamstress. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Werre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werre census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 345 immigration records available for the last name Werre. 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 Cards

There are 584 military records available for the last name Werre. For the veterans among your Werre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Werre lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Werre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Werre in 1959 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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