Werst Name Meaning

variant of Wersal. perhaps an Americanized form of Wurst ‘sausage’.

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


Similar surnames: Worst, Ferst, Kerst, Wurst, Welsh, Herdt, Weiss, Berst, Herst, Wease

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Werst Family Origin

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Werst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Black Smith

    7%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Werst family was Black Smith. The most common Werst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Werst's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Werst.

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Werst Historical Records

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Werst Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Werst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Werst in 1962 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Werst

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