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Wehling Family History

Wehling Name Meaning

North German:: topographic name from Middle Low German wēlinge ‘vortex rapids’. nickname for someone who was worn out from Middle Low German welinge ‘withering’ ‘decline’.

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

Similar surnames: Nehring, Werling, Welling, Helling, Fehling, Wehring, Gehling

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Where is the Wehling family from?

You can see how Wehling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wehling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Wehling families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Wehling families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Wehling's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wehling families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wehling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wehling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wehling. 41% of Wehling men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Wehling women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wehling were Manager and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wehling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehling 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Wehling. 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 Cards

There are 683 military records available for the last name Wehling. For the veterans among your Wehling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wehling lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wehling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wehling in 1959 was 62, and 84 in 2004.

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