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Wicht Name Meaning

German:: nickname from Middle High German wiht ‘dwarf’ ‘goblin’. habitational name from any of various places called Wichte for example near Kassel (Hesse) and Aurich.

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

Similar surnames: Licht, Picht, Wight, Recht, Wiehl, Hecht, Lucht, Wachs, Nacht, Wiest

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Where is the Wicht family from?

You can see how Wicht families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wicht family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wicht families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Wicht families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Wicht's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Wicht families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wicht surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wicht ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wicht. 34% of Wicht men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Wicht women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wicht were Bartender and Teacher. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Farm Laborer
  • Bartender

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wicht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wicht 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 972 immigration records available for the last name Wicht. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wicht. For the veterans among your Wicht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wicht lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Wicht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wicht in 1964 was 70, and 84 in 2004.

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