Wilfert Family History

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Wilfert Name Meaning

from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wolf ‘wolf’ + hart ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wille ‘will’, ‘wish’ + fridu ‘peace’. nickname for a wild or wily man, from Middle High German wülven ‘to behave like a wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Willert, Wolfert, Wilbert, Wolfer, Willer, Gilbert, Eilert, Wolpert

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Wilfert Family Origin

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Wilfert Family Occupations

What did your Wilfert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Boiler Maker and Grocer Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilfert. A less common occupation for the Wilfert family was Keeping House. The most common Wilfert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Wilfert's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Boiler Maker

  • Grocer Store

  • Keeping House


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Wilfert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wilfert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilfert 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 558 immigration records available for the last name Wilfert. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wilfert. For the veterans among your Wilfert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilfert Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilfert lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wilfert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Wilfert in 1962 was 74, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilfert 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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