Wirtanen Family History

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Wirtanen Name Meaning

Finnish (Virtanen): topographic or ornamental name from virta ‘stream’ + the common surname suffix -nen. This is the most common of all Finnish surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Niskanen, Tikkanen, Rantanen, Waisanen, Keranen, Wirta, Hiltunen

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Wirtanen Family Origin

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Wirtanen Family Occupations

What did your Wirtanen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wirtanen. 11% of Wirtanen men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Wirtanen women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wirtanen were Janitor and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Labor
  • Laundress

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

Wirtanen Historical Records

What Wirtanen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wirtanen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wirtanen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wirtanen. 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 427 military records available for the last name Wirtanen. For the veterans among your Wirtanen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wirtanen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wirtanen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wirtanen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wirtanen in 1956 was 54, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wirtanen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wirtanen 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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