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Wolfe Family History

Wolfe Name Meaning
Irish, English, and German: variant spelling of Wolf.

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

1,858,436 Historical Documents with Wolfe on Ancestry.com
412,247 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
67,962 Military Records
24,826 Immigration Records
268,830 Census and Voter Lists
1,084,571 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wolfe Families

  • Number of Wolfe families
     642 - 1,281
     215 - 641
     1 - 214
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wolfe families
     133 - 264
     45 - 132
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wolfe families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wolfe census records

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Wolfe Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Wolfe families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Wolfe Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Wolfe families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Wolfe

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Wolfe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wolfe census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Wolfe ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Wolfe Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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