Widder Family History

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Widder Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a ram, Middle High German wider ‘ram’.

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


Similar surnames: Widmer, Wieder, Widner, Walder, Wieler, Winder, Wander, Wigner

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Widder Family Origin

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Widder Family Occupations

What did your Widder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Widder family was Barber. Farmer, Laborer and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widder. The most common Widder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Widder's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Retired Farmer

    7%
  • Barber

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Widder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Widder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Widder

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Widder. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Widder. For the veterans among your Widder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widder Life Expectancy

What is the average Widder lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Widder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Widder in 1948 was 55, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widder 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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