Wilfong Family History

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Wilfong Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Wildfang, a nickname from Middle High German wiltvanc ‘stranger’.

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

Similar surnames: Wiltfong, Nifong, Riling, Wildfong, Zwilling, Willing, Pilling

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Wilfong Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wilfong name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Wilfong Family Origin

Where is the Wilfong family from?

Wilfong Family Occupations

What did your Wilfong ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wilfong occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Wilfong's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilfong. A less common occupation for the Wilfong family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Wilfong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wilfong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilfong 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 298 immigration records available for the last name Wilfong. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wilfong. For the veterans among your Wilfong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilfong Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilfong lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wilfong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wilfong in 1945 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilfong

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilfong 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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