Wouters Family History

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Wouters Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (Lower Rhine): patronymic from the Germannic personal name Waldhar (or other forms such as Walthari, Waldheri, Waltherus, Wolterus, Walterus, Woutra) meaning ‘mighty army’ (see Walter).

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

Similar surnames: Wolters, Watters, Pieters, Waters, Kosters, Witter, Wohlers, Walters

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Wouters Family Origin

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Wouters Family Occupations

What did your Wouters ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Keeps House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wouters. A less common occupation for the Wouters family was Tailor. The most common Wouters occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Wouters's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Tailor


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

Wouters Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wouters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wouters 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wouters. 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 276 military records available for the last name Wouters. For the veterans among your Wouters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wouters Life Expectancy

What is the average Wouters lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wouters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Wouters in 1955 was 26, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wouters

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wouters 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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