Wolfson Family History

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Wolfson Name Meaning

English and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Wolf. Americanized spelling of the Low German cognate Wolfsen.

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


Similar surnames: Rolfson, Wolfman, Oleson, Wolfe, Kolson, Coleson, Olson, Tolson

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Wolfson Family Origin

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Wolfson Family Occupations

What did your Wolfson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, House Furnisher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wolfson. 5% of Wolfson men worked as a House Furnisher and 61% of Wolfson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolfson were Dental Surgeon and Drapers Shop Assistant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • House Furnisher
    5%
  • Master Tailor
    5%
  • Clothier outfitter
    3%
  • Dental Surgeon
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    61%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    2%
  • Drapers Shop Assistant
    2%

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

Wolfson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Wolfson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolfson 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolfson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wolfson. For the veterans among your Wolfson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolfson Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolfson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wolfson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Wolfson in 1954 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolfson

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