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Wittenburg Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of various places called Wittenburg.

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


Similar surnames: Wittenberg, Wattenberg, Wittenborn, Whittenburg, Guttenberg

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Where is the Wittenburg family from?

You can see how Wittenburg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wittenburg family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Wittenburg families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 23 Wittenburg families living in Illinois. This was about 14% of all the recorded Wittenburg's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Wittenburg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wittenburg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wittenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wittenburg. 37% of Wittenburg men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Wittenburg women worked as a Farm Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wittenburg were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Helper
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housewife
    12%
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What Wittenburg family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wittenburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wittenburg 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 759 immigration records available for the last name Wittenburg. 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 Wittenburg. For the veterans among your Wittenburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wittenburg lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wittenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wittenburg in 1954 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

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