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Wrege Name Meaning

North German: variant of Wrige, a nickname from Middle Low German wrige ‘stiff’, ‘crazy’, ‘obstinate’, ‘wilful’.

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


Similar surnames: Wrede, Wrage, Greve, Welge, Brede, Ruge, Droege, Weese, Brege, Kreger

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Where is the Wrege family from?

You can see how Wrege families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wrege family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Wrege families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Wrege families living in Michigan. This was about 52% of all the recorded Wrege's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Wrege families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wrege surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wrege ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wrege. 43% of Wrege men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Wrege women worked as a 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
    43%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Electrician
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wrege. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wrege 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 187 immigration records available for the last name Wrege. 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 255 military records available for the last name Wrege. For the veterans among your Wrege ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wrege lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wrege life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wrege in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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