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Willburn Family History

Willburn Name Meaning

English (Durham): variant of Wilburn . This surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Willborn, Wilbur, Wellborn, Welburn, Kilborn, Wilburn, Kilbourn

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Where is the Willburn family from?

You can see how Willburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Willburn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Willburn families living in Georgia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Willburn's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Willburn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Willburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Willburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Willburn. 31% of Willburn men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Willburn women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willburn were Miner and Laundress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Music Teacher
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Laundress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Willburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willburn 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 145 immigration records available for the last name Willburn. 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 476 military records available for the last name Willburn. For the veterans among your Willburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Willburn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Willburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Willburn in 1962 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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