Wigner Family History

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Wigner Name Meaning

German: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German wigen ‘to weigh’.

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

Similar surnames: Wagner, Wiegner, Eigner, Widner, Risner, Finner, Wicker, Widmer

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Wigner Family Origin

Where is the Wigner family from?

Wigner Family Occupations

What did your Wigner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wigner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Wigner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wigner family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Carpenter and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wigner.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Miner

  • Coal Miner


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

Wigner Historical Records

What Wigner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wigner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigner 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 448 immigration records available for the last name Wigner. 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 554 military records available for the last name Wigner. For the veterans among your Wigner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wigner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wigner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Wigner in 1962 was 79, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wigner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wigner 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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