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Wikstrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Wikström): ornamental name composed of (an altered form of) the elements vik ‘bay’ + ström ‘river’.

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


Similar surnames: Wistrom, Ekstrom, Westrom, Lidstrom, Wenstrom, Elfstrom, Lindstrom

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Where is the Wikstrom family from?

You can see how Wikstrom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wikstrom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Wikstrom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Wikstrom families living in Illinois. This was about 69% of all the recorded Wikstrom's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Wikstrom families in 1880.
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What did your Wikstrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wikstrom. 28% of Wikstrom men worked as a Carpenter and 50% of Wikstrom women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wikstrom were Laborer and Nurse. .

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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

  • Carpenter
    28%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    50%
  • Nurse
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wikstrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wikstrom 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wikstrom. 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 642 military records available for the last name Wikstrom. For the veterans among your Wikstrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wikstrom lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wikstrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wikstrom in 1945 was 59, and 71 in 2004.

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