Wilbur Family History

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Wilbur Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wilber.

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

Similar surnames: Welburn, Wiler, Willburn, Wilburn, Hilbun, Wilgus, Wilder, Halbur

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Wilbur Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wilbur name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wilbur. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Wilbur Family Origin

Where is the Wilbur family from?

Wilbur Family Occupations

What did your Wilbur ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wilbur family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilbur. The most common Wilbur occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Wilbur's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Wilbur Historical Records

What Wilbur family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 107,000 census records available for the last name Wilbur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilbur 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilbur. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Wilbur. For the veterans among your Wilbur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilbur Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilbur lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wilbur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wilbur in 1947 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilbur

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilbur 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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