Willey Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Willey Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places so named. Those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; one in Devon probably has Old English wiðig ‘willow’ as the first element, while one in Surrey has Old English weoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’. variant spelling of Willy 2.

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Willey Family Origin

Where is the Willey family from?

SHOW MORE

Willey Family Occupations

What did your Willey ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Willey family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willey. The most common Willey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Willey's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Willey | Data not to scale

Willey Historical Records

What Willey family records will you find?

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Willey Life Expectancy

What is the average Willey lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willey 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Willey Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Look up another name