Wirt Family History

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Wirt Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Wirth.

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

Similar surnames: Birt, Wirz, Witt, Wilt, Hirst, Girtz, Hire, Wurth, Wilz, Wirtz

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Wirt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wirt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wirt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Wirt Family Origin

Where is the Wirt family from?

Wirt Family Occupations

What did your Wirt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wirt. The most common Wirt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Wirt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wirt family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Wirt Historical Records

What Wirt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Wirt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wirt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wirt. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wirt. For the veterans among your Wirt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wirt Life Expectancy

What is the average Wirt lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wirt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wirt in 1952 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wirt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wirt 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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