Wert Family History

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Wert Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on an island in a river, or on a riverbank, or on a patch of dry land in a fen, all of which were senses of the Middle High German term wert, werder.

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

Similar surnames: West, Werk, Went, Welt, Want, Wege, Wertz, Weit, Tweet, Best

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Wert Family Origin

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Wert Family Occupations

What did your Wert ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot Maker, Coach Maker and Glass Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wert. A less common occupation for the Wert family was Labourer. The most common Wert occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 20% of Wert's were Boot Makers.

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  • Boot Maker

  • Coach Maker

  • Glass Maker

  • Labourer


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

Wert Historical Records

What Wert family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Wert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wert. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Wert. For the veterans among your Wert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wert Life Expectancy

What is the average Wert lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wert in 1947 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wert 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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