Wolfe Family History

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Wolfe Name Meaning

Irish, English, and German: variant spelling of Wolf.

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

Similar surnames: Wolf, Woulfe, Wolffe, Wolff, Wolle, Rolfe, Wilde, Wolfer, Bolte

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Wolfe Family Origin

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Wolfe Family Occupations

What did your Wolfe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wolfe. 14% of Wolfe men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Wolfe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolfe were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper

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

Wolfe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 280,000 census records available for the last name Wolfe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolfe 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolfe. 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 Card

There are 71,000 military records available for the last name Wolfe. For the veterans among your Wolfe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolfe Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolfe lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wolfe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wolfe in 1940 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolfe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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