Wilbern Family History

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Wilbern 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: Gilbert, Silberg, Milberg, Wilbert, Kilburn, Gilberg, Filbert, Silber

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Wilbern Family Origin

Where is the Wilbern family from?

Wilbern Family Occupations

What did your Wilbern ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wilbern occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Wilbern's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilbern family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilbern.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Farming

    8%

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

Wilbern Historical Records

What Wilbern family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilbern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilbern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wilbern

Passenger List

There are 134 immigration records available for the last name Wilbern. 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 533 military records available for the last name Wilbern. For the veterans among your Wilbern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilbern Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilbern lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wilbern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wilbern in 1962 was 85, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilbern

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilbern 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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