Willert Family History

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Willert Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Willaert, Wilfert, Wilbert, Willer, Willard, Gellert, Wolfert

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Willert Family Origin

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Willert Family Occupations

What did your Willert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Willert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Willert's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willert. A less common occupation for the Willert family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Clerk In Store

  • Keeping House


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

Willert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Willert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Willert. 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 Willert. For the veterans among your Willert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willert Life Expectancy

What is the average Willert lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Willert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Willert in 1963 was 70, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willert 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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