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Wrede Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: nickname from Middle Low German wrede, ‘fierce’, ‘evil’, ‘angry’. English: variant of Wride.

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


Similar surnames: Brede, Wrege, Wride, Trede, Reder, Weede, Frede, Weese, Goede, Redel

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Where is the Wrede family from?

You can see how Wrede families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wrede family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wrede families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Wrede family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Wrede's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wrede families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wrede surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wrede ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wrede. 25% of Wrede men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Wrede women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wrede were Foreman and Housekeeper.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wrede. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wrede 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wrede. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wrede. For the veterans among your Wrede ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wrede lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wrede life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wrede in 1956 was 62, and 77 in 2004.

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