Wigdahl Family History

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Wigdahl Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Vigdal or Vikdal, from Vig, probably a river name, or vik ‘bay’, ‘inlet’ + dal ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Rindahl, Ringdahl, Hegdahl, Rendahl, Mundahl, Rosdahl, Nordahl

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Wigdahl Family Origin

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Wigdahl Family Occupations

What did your Wigdahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Company Director Breck File Works (retired) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wigdahl. 17% of Wigdahl men worked as a Company Director Breck File Works (retired) and 84% of Wigdahl women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wigdahl were Retired Master Mariner and Cashier Book Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Company Director Breck File Works (retired)
    17%
  • Company Director Brick File Works (retired)
    17%
  • Master Porter coal own Ac
    17%
  • Retired Master Mariner
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Cashier Book Keeper
    17%

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

Wigdahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 877 census records available for the last name Wigdahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigdahl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 134 immigration records available for the last name Wigdahl. 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 173 military records available for the last name Wigdahl. For the veterans among your Wigdahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigdahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Wigdahl lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Wigdahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wigdahl in 1955 was 60, and 83 in 2003.

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