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Wilbert Family History

Wilbert Name Meaning

English and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The native English form, Wilbeorht, is attested before the Conquest, but was greatly reinforced in the early Middle Ages by the introduction of the Continental cognate by the Normans.

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


Similar surnames: Gilbert, Filbert, Hilbert, Willert, Wilfert, Wolbert, Milbert, Albert

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Where is the Wilbert family from?

You can see how Wilbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilbert families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Wilbert families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Wilbert's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Wilbert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilbert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilbert. 22% of Wilbert men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Wilbert women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilbert were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Wilbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilbert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilbert. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wilbert. For the veterans among your Wilbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilbert lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wilbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wilbert in 1952 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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