Widner Family History

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Widner Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by pastureland, from Middle High German weid(e) ‘grassland’, ‘pasture’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. variant of Widmer.

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

Similar surnames: Wiedner, Widder, Widmer, Wanner, Wisner, Weidner, Rinner, Wigner

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Widner Family Origin

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Widner Family Occupations

What did your Widner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hotel Waiter and Domestic Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Widner. 50% of Widner men worked as a Hotel Waiter and 34% of Widner women worked as a Domestic Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Widner were Waiter and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hotel Waiter
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Widner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Widner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widner 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 Widner

Passenger List

There are 969 immigration records available for the last name Widner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Widner. For the veterans among your Widner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widner Life Expectancy

What is the average Widner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Widner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Widner in 1944 was 22, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widner 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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