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Wilger Family History

Wilger Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Williger, composed of wil ‘will’ + gar, ger ‘lance’, ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Hilger, Willer, Wilmer, Winger, Widger, Gilger, Wieger, Witter

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Where is the Wilger family from?

You can see how Wilger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Wilger families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Wilger's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Wilger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilger. 21% of Wilger men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Wilger women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilger were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Manager
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    67%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wilger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 186 immigration records available for the last name Wilger. 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 Cards

There are 290 military records available for the last name Wilger. For the veterans among your Wilger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Wilger in 1963 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

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