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Wolfer Name Meaning

German:: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal names Wolfher or Wolfhart composed of the elements wolf ‘wolf’ + hari ‘army’ or hard ‘hardy’ ‘brave’. topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by wolves Middle High German wolf or a habitational name for someone from any of the places called Wolf in Hesse Rhineland-Palatinate Baden-Württemberg.

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

Similar surnames: Wolfert, Wolber, Woller, Walter, Waller, Koller, Wolford, Holter

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Where is the Wolfer family from?

You can see how Wolfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolfer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolfer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Wolfer families living in Essex. This was about 60% of all the recorded Wolfer's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Wolfer families in 1891.
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What did your Wolfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Wolfer. 100% of Wolfer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wolfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolfer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolfer. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wolfer. For the veterans among your Wolfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolfer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wolfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wolfer in 1954 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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