Wilhelmsen Family History

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Wilhelmsen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Wilhelm.

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


Similar surnames: Wilhelmson, Willemsen, Michelsen, Williamsen, Michaelsen, Nielsen

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Wilhelmsen Family Origin

Where is the Wilhelmsen family from?

Wilhelmsen Family Occupations

What did your Wilhelmsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wilhelmsen family was Minister. Carpenter, Dry Goods Clerk and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilhelmsen. The most common Wilhelmsen occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Wilhelmsen's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Minister

    25%

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

Wilhelmsen Historical Records

What Wilhelmsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilhelmsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilhelmsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wilhelmsen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wilhelmsen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wilhelmsen. For the veterans among your Wilhelmsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilhelmsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilhelmsen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wilhelmsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wilhelmsen in 1963 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilhelmsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilhelmsen 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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