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Wolber Name Meaning

German (also Wölber): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements wolf ‘wolf’ or walt ‘power’ ‘might’ + bero ‘bear’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wolbert, Wolfer, Walper, Wolfert, Volker, Walter, Bolmer, Alber

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Where is the Wolber family from?

You can see how Wolber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Wolber families living in Hampshire. This was about 70% of all the recorded Wolber's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Wolber families in 1891.
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What did your Wolber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolber. 38% of Wolber men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Wolber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolber were Salesman and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Inspector
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wolber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolber 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 650 immigration records available for the last name Wolber. 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 902 military records available for the last name Wolber. For the veterans among your Wolber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolber lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wolber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wolber in 1945 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

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