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Wilbur Surname Meaning

English: variant of Wilber .

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

Similar surnames: Welburn, Wiler, Willburn, Wilburn, Hilbun, Wilgus, Wilder, Halbur

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Where is the Wilbur family from?

You can see how Wilbur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilbur family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilbur families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 128 Wilbur families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Wilbur's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wilbur families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilbur surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilbur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilbur. 15% of Wilbur men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Wilbur women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilbur were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 107,000 census records available for the last name Wilbur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilbur 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilbur. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Wilbur. For the veterans among your Wilbur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilbur lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wilbur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wilbur in 1947 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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