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Wollner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a wool worker whose job was to prepare wool for spinning Middle High German wollenære. See also Wollschlager .

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


Similar surnames: Woller, Wellner, Mollner, Willner, Weller, Kellner, Koller, Zollner

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Where is the Wollner family from?

You can see how Wollner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wollner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wollner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Wollner family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Wollner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wollner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wollner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wollner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wollner. 24% of Wollner men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Wollner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wollner were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Wollner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wollner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Wollner in 1956 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

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