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Wilm Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Wilhelm.

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


Similar surnames: Wilms, Will, Wilk, Wilmes, Palm, Wild, Wile, Hild, Hils, Gil

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Where is the Wilm family from?

You can see how Wilm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wilm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 33 Wilm families living in Minnesota. This was about 67% of all the recorded Wilm's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Wilm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilm. 26% of Wilm men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Wilm women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farm Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Wilm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wilm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilm 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 617 immigration records available for the last name Wilm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wilm. For the veterans among your Wilm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilm lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wilm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wilm in 1960 was 71, and 73 in 2004.

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