Weitzel Family History

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Weitzel Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Weitzel, a pet form of Wizo, a short form of any of various Germanic compound personal names beginning with wig ‘battle’ or wid ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Reitzel, Weinel, Neitzel, Hetzel, Metzel, Eitel, Wenzel, Netzel

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Weitzel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Weitzel name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Weitzel Family Origin

Where is the Weitzel family from?

Weitzel Family Occupations

What did your Weitzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Weitzel family was Weaver. Farmer and Harness Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Weitzel. The most common Weitzel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Weitzel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Harness Maker

  • Weaver


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

Weitzel Historical Records

What Weitzel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Weitzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weitzel 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 Weitzel. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Weitzel. For the veterans among your Weitzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weitzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Weitzel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Weitzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Weitzel in 1947 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weitzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weitzel 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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