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Wemhoff Name Meaning

North German: from a reduced form of Middle High German widemhof, Middle Low German wedemhof ‘farm belonging to a parsonage’, hence a topographic name or a nickname for someone who worked on or rented such a place.

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


Similar surnames: Imhoff, Emshoff, Bomhoff, Neuhoff, De Hoff, Westhoff, Mehlhoff

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Where is the Wemhoff family from?

You can see how Wemhoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wemhoff family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wemhoff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Wemhoff families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Wemhoff's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Wemhoff families in 1911.
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What did your Wemhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wemhoff. 36% of Wemhoff men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    36%
  • Owner
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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What Wemhoff family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 470 census records available for the last name Wemhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wemhoff 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 63 immigration records available for the last name Wemhoff. 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 89 military records available for the last name Wemhoff. For the veterans among your Wemhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wemhoff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wemhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wemhoff in 1962 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

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