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Wigant Family History

Wigant Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Winant, Wigand, Wigent, Wiant, Wygant, Gant, Wogan, Want, Gigante

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Where is the Wigant family from?

You can see how Wigant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wigant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wigant families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Wigant families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wigant's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wigant families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wigant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wigant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Wigant. 48% of Wigant men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Laborer
    37%
  • Machinist
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wigant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigant 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Wigant. 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 217 military records available for the last name Wigant. For the veterans among your Wigant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wigant lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wigant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wigant in 1949 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

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