Wolverton Family History

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Wolverton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Wolverton, as for example the one in Buckinghamshire, or from Woolverton in Somerset or Wolferton in Norfolk, all of which are named from the Old English personal name Wulfhere + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Yelverton, Overton, Wollaston, Alderton, Winterton, Leverton

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Wolverton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wolverton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wolverton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Wolverton Family Origin

Where is the Wolverton family from?

Wolverton Family Occupations

What did your Wolverton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wolverton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Wolverton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolverton. A less common occupation for the Wolverton family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Wolverton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Wolverton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolverton 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 988 immigration records available for the last name Wolverton. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wolverton. For the veterans among your Wolverton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolverton Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolverton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wolverton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wolverton in 1947 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolverton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolverton 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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