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Wolfrey Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Wulffrith composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + frith ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Woolsey, Wolford, Wolfram, Godfrey, Wolfer, Alfrey, Woolley, Palfrey

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Where is the Wolfrey family from?

You can see how Wolfrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolfrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolfrey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Wolfrey family living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Wolfrey's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Wolfrey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wolfrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wolfrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolfrey. 58% of Wolfrey men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Wolfrey women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolfrey were New Worker and Laborer. .

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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
    58%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    50%
  • Laborer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wolfrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolfrey 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 75 immigration records available for the last name Wolfrey. 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 249 military records available for the last name Wolfrey. For the veterans among your Wolfrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolfrey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wolfrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wolfrey in 1955 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

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