Wilber Family History

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Wilber Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English wild ‘wild’ + bor ‘boar’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilbert, Wilmer, Wilder, Widmer, Filer, Wicker, Walker, Webber

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Wilber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wilber name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wilber. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Wilber Family Origin

Where is the Wilber family from?

Wilber Family Occupations

What did your Wilber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wilber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Wilber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilber family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilber.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Wilber Historical Records

What Wilber family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Wilber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilber 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilber. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Wilber. For the veterans among your Wilber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilber Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilber lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wilber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wilber in 1942 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilber 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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