Wiltgen Family History

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Wiltgen Name Meaning

Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Wouter, Dutch form of Walter.

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


Similar surnames: Wintjen, Willen, Wilmes, Wilkie, Eitzen, Gilgen, Wilken, Wiltse

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Wiltgen Family Origin

Where is the Wiltgen family from?

Wiltgen Family Occupations

What did your Wiltgen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wiltgen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Wiltgen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wiltgen family was Shoe Maker. Farmer, Laborer For R. Road Co. and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiltgen.

View Census data for Wiltgen | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    63%
  • Laborer For R. Road Co.

    13%
  • Retired Farmer

    13%
  • Shoe Maker

    13%

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

Wiltgen Historical Records

What Wiltgen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wiltgen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiltgen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wiltgen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wiltgen. 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 Wiltgen. For the veterans among your Wiltgen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiltgen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiltgen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wiltgen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wiltgen in 1952 was 29, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiltgen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiltgen 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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