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Wolfgang Surname Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Wolfgang composed of the elements wolf ‘wolf’ + ganc ‘gait pace’ ‘way of life’. From the late 10th century it became popular in Bavaria and the south as the name of a Christian saint Bishop Wolfgang of Regensburg.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Wolfgang family from?

You can see how Wolfgang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolfgang family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolfgang families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Wolfgang families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 91% of all the recorded Wolfgang's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wolfgang families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wolfgang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wolfgang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolfgang. 28% of Wolfgang men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Wolfgang women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolfgang were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wolfgang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolfgang 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolfgang. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Wolfgang. For the veterans among your Wolfgang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolfgang lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wolfgang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wolfgang in 1944 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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