Wattenberg Family History

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Wattenberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of the various places so named. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Watte ‘wadding’, ‘cotton’ + Berg ‘montain’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Guttenberg, Katzenberg, Rothenberg, Wittenberg, Falkenberg

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Wattenberg Family Origin

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Wattenberg Family Occupations

What did your Wattenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wattenberg. 25% of Wattenberg men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Wattenberg women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wattenberg were Proprietor and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Lawyer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress

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

Wattenberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wattenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wattenberg 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 678 immigration records available for the last name Wattenberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 306 military records available for the last name Wattenberg. For the veterans among your Wattenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wattenberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Wattenberg lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wattenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Wattenberg in 1962 was 75, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wattenberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wattenberg 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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