Wider Family History

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Wider Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an element of uncertain meaning (see Widman) + the suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Widen, Wiker, Weider, Widner, Wier, Widger, Weder, Rider, Witter

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Wider Family Origin

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Wider Family Occupations

What did your Wider ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wider. A less common occupation for the Wider family was Upholsterer. The most common Wider occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Wider's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Upholsterer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wider ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wider Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wider 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 968 immigration records available for the last name Wider. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wider. For the veterans among your Wider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wider Life Expectancy

What is the average Wider lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Wider in 1954 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wider

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wider 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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