Wengel Family History

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Wengel Name Meaning

from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on Old High German wan ‘hope’. Compare Wempe. nickname for someone with a facial peculiarity, from Middle High German wengel, diminutive of wange ‘cheek’, ‘face’.

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

Similar surnames: Engel, Wenzel, Wendel, Mengel, Hengel, Dengel, Rengel, Bengel, Welge

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Wengel Family Origin

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Wengel Family Occupations

What did your Wengel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wengel family was Butcher & Fixtures Manf.. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wengel. The most common Wengel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Wengel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker

  • Butcher & Fixtures Manf.


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

Wengel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wengel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wengel 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 926 immigration records available for the last name Wengel. 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 723 military records available for the last name Wengel. For the veterans among your Wengel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wengel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wengel lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Wengel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wengel in 1964 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wengel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wengel 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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