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Waedel Family History

Waedel Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Wedel, Wadel, Waddel, Wandel, Wiedel, Mandel, Wander, Wade, Bandel

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Where is the Waedel family from?

You can see how Waedel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waedel family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Waedel family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Waedel's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Waedel families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waedel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waedel ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Waedel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What Waedel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 112 census records available for the last name Waedel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waedel 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 3 immigration records available for the last name Waedel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 15 military records available for the last name Waedel. For the veterans among your Waedel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waedel lifespan?

Between 1968 and 1982, in the United States, Waedel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Waedel in 1968 was 85, and 70 in 1982.

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