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Woolf Family History

Woolf Name Meaning

English: variant of Wolf or Wolfe . Americanized form of North German Danish and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wulf or Wulff .

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


Similar surnames: Wolf, Wolfe, Woulfe, Wools, Wooley, Wolff, Hoof, Wold, Roof, Woll

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Where is the Woolf family from?

You can see how Woolf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Woolf family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Woolf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 798 Woolf families living in London. This was about 65% of all the recorded Woolf's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Woolf families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Woolf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Woolf ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Woolf. 8% of Woolf men worked as an Incapacitated and 69% of Woolf women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woolf were Insurance Agent and Housewife. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Incapacitated
    8%
  • Tailor
    5%
  • Cabinet Maker
    4%
  • Insurance Agent
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Woolf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woolf 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Woolf. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Woolf. For the veterans among your Woolf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Woolf lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Woolf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Woolf in 1942 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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