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 Family Origin

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Wetzel Family Occupations

What did your Wetzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Civil Servant G P O So and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wetzel. 12% of Wetzel men worked as a Civil Servant G P O So and 59% of Wetzel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wetzel were Joiner Unemployed and Ret

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Civil Servant G P O So
    12%
  • Head Waiter (hotel)
    12%
  • Hotel Waiter
    12%
  • Joiner Unemployed
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    59%
  • Authoress In Germany (dom Per
    9%
  • Clerk Typist Share Transfer Wor
    9%
  • Ret
    9%

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

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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