Willems Family History

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Willems Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Wilhelm.

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


Similar surnames: Willms, Willers, Willens, Wilmes, Wilms, Willemsen, Willmes, Willeke

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Willems Family Origin

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Willems Family Occupations

What did your Willems ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Plumber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willems. The most common Willems occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Willems's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Willems family was Attendant In Cigar Store.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Plumber

    13%
  • Attendant In Cigar Store

    7%

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

Willems Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Willems Life Expectancy

What is the average Willems lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Willems life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Willems in 1951 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willems

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willems 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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