Wittenberg Family History

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Wittenberg Name Meaning

North German: habitational name for someone from a place called Wittenberg, Wittenberge, or Wittenbergen.

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

Similar surnames: Wittenburg, Wattenberg, Whittenberg, Westenberg, Wittenborn

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Wittenberg Family Origin

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Wittenberg Family Occupations

What did your Wittenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wittenberg. 11% of Wittenberg men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Wittenberg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wittenberg were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher

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

Wittenberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Wittenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wittenberg 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wittenberg. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Wittenberg. For the veterans among your Wittenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wittenberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Wittenberg lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wittenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wittenberg in 1954 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wittenberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wittenberg 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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