Wigner Family History

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Wigner Name Meaning

German: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German wigen ‘to weigh’.

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

Similar surnames: Wagner, Wiegner, Eigner, Widner, Risner, Finner, Wicker, Widmer

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Wigner Family Origin

Where is the Wigner family from?

Wigner Family Occupations

What did your Wigner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chartered Electrical Engineer (professional) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wigner. 17% of Wigner men worked as a Chartered Electrical Engineer (professional) and 45% of Wigner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wigner were Clerk Oil Refinery and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chartered Electrical Engineer (professional)
  • Chef
  • Civil Servant
  • Clerk Oil Refinery

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Governess
  • (heavy Work
  • Household Duties

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

Wigner Historical Records

What Wigner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wigner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigner 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 Wigner

Passenger List

There are 448 immigration records available for the last name Wigner. 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 554 military records available for the last name Wigner. For the veterans among your Wigner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wigner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wigner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Wigner in 1962 was 79, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wigner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wigner 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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