Wilger Family History

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Wilger Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Williger, composed of wil ‘will’ + gar, ger ‘lance’, ‘spear’.

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

Similar surnames: Hilger, Willer, Wilmer, Winger, Widger, Gilger, Wieger, Witter

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Wilger Family Origin

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Wilger Family Occupations

What did your Wilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilger. 21% of Wilger men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Wilger women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilger were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Teacher

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

Wilger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wilger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilger 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 186 immigration records available for the last name Wilger. 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 Card

There are 290 military records available for the last name Wilger. For the veterans among your Wilger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilger Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Wilger in 1963 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

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