Wilbert Family History

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Wilbert Name Meaning

English and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The native English form, Wilbeorht, is attested before the Conquest, but was greatly reinforced in the early Middle Ages by the introduction of the Continental cognate by the Normans.

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

Similar surnames: Gilbert, Filbert, Hilbert, Willert, Wilfert, Wolbert, Milbert, Albert

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Wilbert Family Origin

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Wilbert Family Occupations

What did your Wilbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wilbert occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 11% of Wilbert's were Dock Labourers. Dock Labourer, Engine Fitter At Works and Farming 12 1/2 Acres were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilbert. A less common occupation for the Wilbert family was Farming 124 Acres Emloying 2 Men.

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  • Dock Labourer

  • Engine Fitter At Works

  • Farming 12 1/2 Acres

  • Farming 124 Acres Emloying 2 Men


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

Wilbert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Wilbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilbert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilbert. 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 Wilbert. For the veterans among your Wilbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilbert Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilbert lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wilbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wilbert in 1952 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilbert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilbert 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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