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Willrich Family History

Willrich Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements wil ‘will desire’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’.

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


Similar surnames: Wallerich, William, Dietrich, Weinrich, Eirich, Helfrich, Ulbrich

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Where is the Willrich family from?

You can see how Willrich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willrich family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Willrich families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Willrich families living in New York. This was about 53% of all the recorded Willrich's in USA. New York had the highest population of Willrich families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Willrich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Willrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Willrich. 18% of Willrich men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Willrich women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willrich were Mechanic and Saleslady. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • Mechanic
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
  • Saleslady
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Willrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willrich 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 391 immigration records available for the last name Willrich. 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 564 military records available for the last name Willrich. For the veterans among your Willrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Willrich lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Willrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Willrich in 1952 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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