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Wyant Family History

Wyant Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Wyun, a pet form of Old German Wido, Old French Guy. Americanized spelling of German Weiand, itself a variant of Wiegand.

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


Similar surnames: Wyand, Wyandt, Wyatt, Weyant, Wiant, Want, Gant, Myatt, Wann, Wynn

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Where is the Wyant family from?

You can see how Wyant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wyant family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wyant families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 31 Wyant families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Wyant's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wyant families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wyant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wyant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wyant. 22% of Wyant men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Wyant women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wyant were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Wyant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wyant 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 876 immigration records available for the last name Wyant. 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 Wyant. For the veterans among your Wyant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wyant lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wyant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wyant in 1950 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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