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Wendler Family History

Wendler Name Meaning

German:: from Middle High German wandeler ‘traveler on foot’ (Middle Low German wendeler) hence a nickname for a pilgrim or an occupational name for a peddler. patronymic from the personal name Wendel (see Wendel ).

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

Similar surnames: Fendler, Bendler, Tendler, Mendler, Hendler, Wendel, Kensler, Wunder

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Where is the Wendler family from?

You can see how Wendler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wendler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wendler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Wendler families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Wendler's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wendler families in 1911.
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What did your Wendler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wendler. 22% of Wendler men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Wendler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wendler were Machinist and Housework. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wendler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wendler 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 Wendler. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wendler. For the veterans among your Wendler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wendler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wendler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wendler in 1951 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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