Wilmes Family History

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Wilmes 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, Wilkes, Hilmer, Wilm, Nilges, Wilmer, Illes, Gilkes

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Wilmes Family Origin

Where is the Wilmes family from?

Wilmes Family Occupations

What did your Wilmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wilmes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Wilmes's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilmes. A less common occupation for the Wilmes family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor

  • Blacksmith


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

Wilmes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilmescensus 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 821 immigration records available for the last name Wilmes. 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 939 military records available for the last name Wilmes. For the veterans among your Wilmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilmes Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilmes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wilmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wilmes in 1955 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilmes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilmes 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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