Willmes Family History

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Willmes Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Wilhelm.

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

Similar surnames: Wilmes, Willms, Wilms, Willer, Willens, Willems, Illes, Wilkes

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Willmes Family Origin

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Willmes Family Occupations

What did your Willmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Willmes family was Keeping Hse. The most common Willmes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Willmes's were Farmers. Farmer, Bar Tender and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willmes.

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  • Farmer

  • Bar Tender

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping Hse


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

Willmes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Willmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willmes 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 193 immigration records available for the last name Willmes. 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 189 military records available for the last name Willmes. For the veterans among your Willmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willmes Life Expectancy

What is the average Willmes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Willmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Willmes in 1963 was 72, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willmes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willmes 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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