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Wolfgang Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Wolfgang, composed of wolf ‘wolf’ + ganc ‘going’. From the late 10th century it became popular in Bavaria and the south as the name of a saint, Bishop Wolfgang of Regensburg.

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


Similar surnames: Wolfram, Wogan, Wolfanger, Kolling, Roland, Wildman, Wollman, Boldman

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Wolfgang Family Origin

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Wolfgang Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolfgang. A less common occupation for the Wolfgang family was Farm Laborer. The most common Wolfgang occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Wolfgang's were Farmers.

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Wolfgang Historical Records

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Wolfgang Life Expectancy

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