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Wilmot Family History

Wilmot Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will(i)mot(t) a hypocoristic form of Willelm (see William ). Compare the Old French personal name Guillemot. This surname has been established in Ireland (Kerry) since 161 Walloon: from a pet form of the personal name William . Compare Wilmont .

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


Similar surnames: Willmott, Wilson, Pilot, Wilm, Wilmer, Wilms, Willet, Wilmes, Wilcott

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Where is the Wilmot family from?

You can see how Wilmot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilmot family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilmot families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 26 Wilmot families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Wilmot's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wilmot families in 1840.
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What did your Wilmot ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilmot. 13% of Wilmot men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Wilmot women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilmot were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Wilmot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilmot 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilmot. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Wilmot. For the veterans among your Wilmot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilmot lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wilmot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wilmot in 1943 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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