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Willmer Name Meaning

German and English (Sussex): variant of Wilmer .

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


Similar surnames: Hillmer, Killmer, Fullmer, Zillmer, Willmes, Gillmer, Willier, Willer

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Where is the Willmer family from?

You can see how Willmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Willmer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Willmer families living in Maryland. This was about 56% of all the recorded Willmer's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Willmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Willmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Willmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Willmer. 23% of Willmer men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Willmer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willmer were Mechanic and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    29%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Willmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Willmer. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Willmer. For the veterans among your Willmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Willmer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Willmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Willmer in 1957 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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