Wilgus Family History

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Wilgus Name Meaning

Polish: variant of Wielgus. English: nickname for a wild or unpredictable person, from a variant of Wildgoose.

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

Similar surnames: Wielgus, Wiles, Wilds, Wildes, Tiggs, Wilbur, Viles, Wiley, Willes

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Wilgus Family Origin

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Wilgus Family Occupations

What did your Wilgus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wilgus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wilgus's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilgus. A less common occupation for the Wilgus family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Wilgus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wilgus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilgus 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 585 immigration records available for the last name Wilgus. 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 Wilgus. For the veterans among your Wilgus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilgus Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wilgus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Wilgus in 1950 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilgus 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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