Willig Family History

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Willig Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a pet form of Wilhelm. German: habitational name from Willich near Düsseldorf.

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


Similar surnames: Willing, Billig, Gillig, Illig, Pilling, Willen, Wilkin, Dilling

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Willig Family Origin

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Willig Family Occupations

What did your Willig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Willig family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willig. The most common Willig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Willig's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Willig Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Willig Life Expectancy

What is the average Willig lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Willig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Willig in 1952 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willig 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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