Willits Family History

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Willits Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Willet, a pet form of the personal name Will.

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


Similar surnames: Willis, William, Lillis, Willms, Millis, Willing, Wills, Willmes

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Willits Family Origin

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Willits Family Occupations

What did your Willits ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Willits occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Willits's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willits. A less common occupation for the Willits family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Willits Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Willits Life Expectancy

What is the average Willits lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Willits life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Willits in 1943 was 60, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willits

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willits 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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