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Wolfram Name Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Wolfram composed of the elements wolf ‘wolf’ + hrafn ‘raven’. Both these creatures played an important role in ancient Germanic mythology. They are usually represented in battle poetry as scavengers of the slain while Woden (Odin) is generally accompanied by the wolves Geri and Freki and the ravens Hugin and Munin. English: perhaps from the Middle English female personal name Wulfrun (Old English Wulfrūn from wulf ‘wolf’ + rūn ‘secret’). However there is little evidence that the medieval English surname survived.

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


Similar surnames: Wolf, Wolfrey, Wolfer, Wolfgang, Wolfert, Wolfrom, Wolfrum, William

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Where is the Wolfram family from?

You can see how Wolfram families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolfram family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolfram families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Wolfram families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Wolfram's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wolfram families in 1840.
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What did your Wolfram ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolfram. 20% of Wolfram men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Wolfram women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolfram were Machinist and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolfram. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Wolfram. For the veterans among your Wolfram ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolfram lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wolfram life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wolfram in 1956 was 54, and 85 in 2004.

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