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Wilts Family History

Wilts Name Meaning

Of Dutch origin: variant of Wiltz or Wiltse.

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


Similar surnames: Wilt, Wiltse, Wiles, Wilms, Felts, Kilts, Hults, Wilds, Dils, Wiltz

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Where is the Wilts family from?

You can see how Wilts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilts families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Wilts family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Wilts's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wilts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilts. 34% of Wilts men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Wilts women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilts were Farm Laborer and Laundress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Mechanic
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Laundress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wilts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilts census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 763 immigration records available for the last name Wilts. 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 Cards

There are 635 military records available for the last name Wilts. For the veterans among your Wilts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilts lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Wilts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Wilts in 1959 was 58, and 81 in 2003.

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