Wolfer Family History

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Wolfer Name Meaning

from a reduced form of the Germanic personal names Wolfher or Wolfhart, composed of the elements wolf ‘wolf’ + hari ‘army’ or hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’. topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by wolves, Middle High German wolf, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Wolfert, Wolber, Woller, Walter, Waller, Koller, Wolford, Holter

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Wolfer Family Origin

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Wolfer Family Occupations

What did your Wolfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wolfer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Wolfer's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolfer. A less common occupation for the Wolfer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Tailor

    8%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Wolfer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wolfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolfer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wolfer. 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 Wolfer. For the veterans among your Wolfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolfer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wolfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wolfer in 1954 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolfer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolfer 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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