Widger Family History

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Widger Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): from the Old English personal name Wihtgar, composed of the elements wiht ‘elf’ + gar ‘spear’.

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

Similar surnames: Winger, Wilger, Widmer, Ledger, Wicker, Wilmer, Wider, Badger, Wieger

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Widger Family Origin

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Widger Family Occupations

What did your Widger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Widger family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widger. The most common Widger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Widger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Day Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Widger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Widger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widger 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 487 immigration records available for the last name Widger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Widger. For the veterans among your Widger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widger Life Expectancy

What is the average Widger lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Widger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Widger in 1946 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widger 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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