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Wilmsen Family History

Wilmsen Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Wilden, Wiesen, Wilmer, Wilson, Willen, Wiltse, Wilsey, Wilken

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Where is the Wilmsen family from?

You can see how Wilmsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilmsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wilmsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Wilmsen families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Wilmsen's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Wilmsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilmsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilmsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Shipping Clerk was the top reported job for people in the USA named Wilmsen. 100% of Wilmsen men worked as a Shipping Clerk. .

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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

  • Shipping Clerk
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Census Records

There are 672 census records available for the last name Wilmsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilmsen 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 350 immigration records available for the last name Wilmsen. 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 252 military records available for the last name Wilmsen. For the veterans among your Wilmsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilmsen lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Wilmsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wilmsen in 1967 was 70, and 96 in 2004.

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