Wigdahl Family History

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Wigdahl Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Vigdal or Vikdal, from Vig, probably a river name, or vik ‘bay’, ‘inlet’ + dal ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Rindahl, Ringdahl, Hegdahl, Rendahl, Mundahl, Rosdahl, Nordahl

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Wigdahl Family Origin

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Wigdahl Family Occupations

What did your Wigdahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wigdahl family was Wagon Maker. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wigdahl. The most common Wigdahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Wigdahl's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Wagon Maker


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Wigdahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 877 census records available for the last name Wigdahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigdahl 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 134 immigration records available for the last name Wigdahl. 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 173 military records available for the last name Wigdahl. For the veterans among your Wigdahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigdahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Wigdahl lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Wigdahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wigdahl in 1955 was 60, and 83 in 2003.

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