Went Family History

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Went Name Meaning

Danish and German: variant of Wente. English: topographic name from Middle English went(e) ‘crossroad’.

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

Similar surnames: Want, West, Bent, Gent, Wenk, Wert, Kent, Wendt, Wint, Dent

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Went Family Origin

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Went Family Occupations

What did your Went ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Went. 10% of Went men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Went women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Went were Conrict and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Accountant
  • Conrict

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Cashier
  • Nurse
  • Saleslady

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Went Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Went. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Went 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Went. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Went. For the veterans among your Went ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Went Life Expectancy

What is the average Went lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Went life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Went in 1951 was 57, and 94 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Went 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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