Wilham Family History

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Wilham Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Wilhelm.

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

Similar surnames: Wilharm, Winham, Wisham, Milham, Witham, Gilham, Widhalm, Willan

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Wilham Family Origin

Where is the Wilham family from?

Wilham Family Occupations

What did your Wilham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cigar Maker and Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilham. The most common Wilham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Wilham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilham family was House Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Farm

  • House Carpenter


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

Wilham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wilham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilham 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 468 immigration records available for the last name Wilham. 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 362 military records available for the last name Wilham. For the veterans among your Wilham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilham Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilham lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wilham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wilham in 1949 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilham 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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