Willms Family History

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Willms 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: Wilms, Willmes, Willems, Wilmes, Willis, Wilm, Wills, Illes, Millis

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Willms Family Origin

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Willms Family Occupations

What did your Willms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Bar Keeper and Farmer & Saloon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willms. The most common Willms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Willms's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Willms family was News Dealer.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Bar Keeper

    9%
  • Farmer & Saloon

    9%
  • News Dealer

    9%

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

Willms Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Willms Life Expectancy

What is the average Willms lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Willms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Willms in 1955 was 41, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willms 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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