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Wuensch Surname Meaning

German (Wünsch): ethnic name for a Wend (see Wendt ). Compare Wunsch

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Wuensche, Wunsch, Welsch, Wetsch, Mensch, Gunsch, Lensch, Gensch

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Where is the Wuensch family from?

You can see how Wuensch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wuensch family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wuensch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Wuensch families living in Missouri. This was about 22% of all the recorded Wuensch's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Wuensch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wuensch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wuensch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wuensch. 19% of Wuensch men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Wuensch women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wuensch were Truck Driver and Presser. .

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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
    19%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Presser
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wuensch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wuensch 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 357 immigration records available for the last name Wuensch. 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 362 military records available for the last name Wuensch. For the veterans among your Wuensch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wuensch lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wuensch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Wuensch in 1956 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

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