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Wilbert Name Meaning

English (North and East Yorkshire) and German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements wil ‘will desire’ + berht ‘bright famous’. The native English form Wilbeorht is early but uncommon in Old English though it is attested before the Conquest. However it must have remained in use probably among the peasantry.

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

Similar surnames: Gilbert, Filbert, Hilbert, Willert, Wilfert, Wolbert, Milbert, Albert

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Where is the Wilbert family from?

You can see how Wilbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilbert families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 38 Wilbert families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Wilbert's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wilbert families in 1911.
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What did your Wilbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Wilbert. 34% of Wilbert men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmers Son
  • Labourer
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There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Wilbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilbert 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 Wilbert. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Wilbert. For the veterans among your Wilbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilbert lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wilbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wilbert in 1952 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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