Wilger Family History

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Wilger Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Williger, composed of wil ‘will’ + gar, ger ‘lance’, ‘spear’.

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

Similar surnames: Hilger, Willer, Wilmer, Winger, Widger, Gilger, Wieger, Witter

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Wilger Family Origin

Where is the Wilger family from?

Wilger Family Occupations

What did your Wilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wilger family was R. R. Engineer. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Keeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilger. The most common Wilger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Wilger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping

  • R. R. Engineer


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

Wilger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wilger. 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 Wilger. For the veterans among your Wilger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilger Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Wilger in 1963 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilger 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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