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Wunder Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone who performed wonders, from German Wunder ‘miracle’, Middle High German wunderære. The Jewish name is mainly of ornamental origin. The German name can also be from a nickname for a curious or inquisitive person, from Middle High German wunder ‘curiosity’, ‘astonishment’.

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


Similar surnames: Wander, Lander, Bunde, Wendel, Buder, Winder, Mander, Wieder, Wender

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Wunder Family Origin

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Wunder Family Occupations

What did your Wunder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wunder. 21% of Wunder men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Wunder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wunder were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%

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

Wunder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wunder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wunder 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wunder. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Wunder. For the veterans among your Wunder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wunder Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wunder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wunder in 1940 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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