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Wille Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning Willi-, as for example, Willibrant, Willihart.

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


Similar surnames: Will, Willer, Welle, Gille, Wills, Wible, Hille, Willy, Pille, Ille

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Where is the Wille family from?

You can see how Wille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wille family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wille families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Wille families living in Maine. This was about 64% of all the recorded Wille's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Wille families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wille surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wille. 23% of Wille men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Wille women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wille were Carpenter and Housework.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Wille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wille 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wille. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wille. For the veterans among your Wille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wille lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Wille in 1949 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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