Wetzel Family History

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Wetzel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Wenzel.

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

Similar surnames: Wenzel, Weitzel, Metzel, Petzel, Netzel, Oetzel, Hetzel, Wentzel

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Wetzel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wetzel name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Wetzel Family Origin

Where is the Wetzel family from?

Wetzel Family Occupations

What did your Wetzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wetzel occupation in the UK was Baker Master. 50% of Wetzel's were Baker Masters. Baker Master and Journeyman Butcher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wetzel.

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  • Baker Master

  • Journeyman Butcher


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

Wetzel Historical Records

What Wetzel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Wetzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wetzel 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Wetzel. 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 Wetzel. For the veterans among your Wetzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wetzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wetzel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wetzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wetzel in 1942 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wetzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wetzel 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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