Wiker Family History

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Wiker Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten or more farmsteads so named in eastern Norway, from the plural of vik ‘bay’, ‘inlet’ (see Vik). Swedish: ornamental name from vik ‘bay’ + the suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Wider, Wikel, Lier, Eiker, Wike, Eiken, Kiker, Wicker, Reker, Wiley

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Wiker Family Origin

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Wiker Family Occupations

What did your Wiker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wiker family was Cooper. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiker. The most common Wiker occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Wiker's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    23%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Cooper

    8%

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

Wiker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wiker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiker 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 452 immigration records available for the last name Wiker. 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 542 military records available for the last name Wiker. For the veterans among your Wiker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiker Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiker lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wiker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wiker in 1945 was 68, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiker 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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