Willow Family History

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Willow Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in an area where willows grew or by a conspicuous willow tree, from an unattested Old English word, wilig.

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

Similar surnames: Will, Wilton, Willey, Willows, Callow, Gillow, Winslow, Kellow

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Willow Family Origin

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Willow Family Occupations

What did your Willow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willow. A less common occupation for the Willow family was Police Officer. The most common Willow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Willow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Police Officer


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

Willow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Willow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willow 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 624 immigration records available for the last name Willow. 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 Willow. For the veterans among your Willow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willow Life Expectancy

What is the average Willow lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Willow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Willow in 1962 was 56, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willow 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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