Willets Family History

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Willets Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Willetts.

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


Similar surnames: Willes, Willet, Willitts, Milles, Willey, Millett, Billett, Illes

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Willets Family Origin

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Willets Family Occupations

What did your Willets ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Willets occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Willets's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willets. A less common occupation for the Willets family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Willets Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Willets. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willets 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 Willets. 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 Willets. For the veterans among your Willets ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willets Life Expectancy

What is the average Willets lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Willets life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Willets in 1960 was 54, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willets

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willets 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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