Willan Family History

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Willan Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant of Wielan (see Wieland). English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Wollan, Hillen, Willman, Billen, Wallman, Willaman, Wildman, Tillman

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Willan Family Origin

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Willan Family Occupations

What did your Willan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Willan family was Carpenter. Farmer, Coal Miner and Physician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willan. The most common Willan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Willan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Physician

    11%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Willan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Willan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Willan. 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 Willan. For the veterans among your Willan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willan Life Expectancy

What is the average Willan lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Willan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Willan in 1960 was 40, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willan 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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