Wittenberg Family History

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Wittenberg Name Meaning

North German: habitational name for someone from a place called Wittenberg, Wittenberge, or Wittenbergen.

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

Similar surnames: Wittenburg, Wattenberg, Whittenberg, Westenberg, Wittenborn

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Wittenberg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wittenberg name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Wittenberg Family Origin

Where is the Wittenberg family from?

Wittenberg Family Occupations

What did your Wittenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Decorator and Rabbi Hebrew Congregation (Minister) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wittenberg. The most common Wittenberg occupation in the UK was Decorator. 33% of Wittenberg's were Decorators. A less common occupation for the Wittenberg family was Shoemaker Employing 2 Men.

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  • Decorator

  • Rabbi Hebrew Congregation (Minister)

  • Shoemaker Employing 2 Men


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

Wittenberg Historical Records

What Wittenberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Wittenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wittenberg 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wittenberg. 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 Wittenberg. For the veterans among your Wittenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wittenberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Wittenberg lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wittenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wittenberg in 1954 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wittenberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wittenberg 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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