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Wender Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Wenden.

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

Similar surnames: Werder, Winder, Wenger, Kender, Wendel, Wander, Eder, Render, Weider

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Where is the Wender family from?

You can see how Wender families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wender family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wender families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Wender families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Wender's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wender families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wender surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wender. 24% of Wender men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Wender women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wender were Clerk and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wender 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wender. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wender. For the veterans among your Wender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wender lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wender in 1961 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

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