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Wolfgang Family History

Wolfgang Name Meaning
German: from the Germanic personal name Wolfgang, composed of wolf ‘wolf’ + ganc ‘going’. From the late 10th century it became popular in Bavaria and the south as the name of a saint, Bishop Wolfgang of Regensburg.

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

84,561 Historical Documents with Wolfgang on Ancestry.com
14,172 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,560 Military Records
1,402 Immigration Records
8,434 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Wolfgang Families

  • Number of Wolfgang families
     88 - 173
     30 - 87
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wolfgang families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wolfgang last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wolfgang census records

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Wolfgang Family Origin

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Wolfgang Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wolfgang census records

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Wolfgang Civil War Service Records

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