Wilburn Family History

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Wilburn Name Meaning

English: unexplained; this surname occurs predominantly in the northeast Midlands of England. It is most probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Hilburn, Kilburn, Milburn, Winburn, Milbury, Wilberg, Colburn

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Wilburn Family Origin

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Wilburn Family Occupations

What did your Wilburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wilburn. 2% of Wilburn men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Wilburn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilburn were bl Maker and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Farmer
    2%
  • Retired
    2%
  • bl Maker
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Shorthand Typist
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

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

Wilburn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Wilburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilburn 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 Wilburn. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Wilburn. For the veterans among your Wilburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilburn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wilburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wilburn in 1941 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilburn

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