Wilver Family History

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Wilver Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Silver, Miller, Pulver, Culver, Biller, Kilzer, Diver, Tiller, Hiller

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Wilver Family Origin

Where is the Wilver family from?

Wilver Family Occupations

What did your Wilver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilver. The most common Wilver occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Wilver's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Wilver family was Shoe Maker.

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  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Shoe Maker


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

Wilver Historical Records

What Wilver family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 480 census records available for the last name Wilver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilver 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 Wilver

Passenger List

There are 29 immigration records available for the last name Wilver. 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 113 military records available for the last name Wilver. For the veterans among your Wilver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilver Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilver lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2001, in the United States, Wilver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wilver in 1968 was 67, and 76 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilver 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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