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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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Where is the Willmes family from?

You can see how Willmes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willmes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Willmes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 25 Willmes families living in Missouri. This was about 36% of all the recorded Willmes's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Willmes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Willmes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Willmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Willmes. 34% of Willmes men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Willmes women worked as a Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Truck Driver
    17%
  • Foreman
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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