Wilben Family History

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Wilben 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: Millen, Hillen, Wilden, Gilgen, Wibben, Gillen, Holben, Eiben, Silber

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Wilben Family Origin

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Wilben Family Occupations

What did your Wilben ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Manafacturer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wilben. A less common occupation for the Wilben family was Merchant. The most common Wilben occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Wilben's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Manafacturer

  • Merchant


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

Wilben Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 243 census records available for the last name Wilben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilben 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 25 immigration records available for the last name Wilben. 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 28 military records available for the last name Wilben. For the veterans among your Wilben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilben Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilben lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilben 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilben

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