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Wendorff Name Meaning

German: variant of Wendorf .

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


Similar surnames: Wendorf, Mundorff, Orendorff, Orndorff, Arnsdorff, Lenhoff, Overdorff

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Where is the Wendorff family from?

You can see how Wendorff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wendorff family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wendorff families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Wendorff family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Wendorff's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Wendorff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wendorff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wendorff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wendorff. 47% of Wendorff men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Wendorff women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wendorff 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

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    37%
  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Cook
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wendorff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wendorff 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 414 immigration records available for the last name Wendorff. 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 Wendorff. For the veterans among your Wendorff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wendorff lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wendorff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wendorff in 1960 was 37, and 66 in 2004.

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