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Wilhelm Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Willahalm, composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’.

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


Similar surnames: Widhalm, Wilbert, Willert, Will, Wilmer, Helm, Wichert, Wibbels

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Wilhelm Family Origin

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Wilhelm Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    14%
  • Baker Master 2 Man Employ

    14%
  • Boot Machinist

    14%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    14%

In 1881, Baker, Baker Master 2 Man Employ and Boot Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilhelm. The most common Wilhelm occupation in the UK was Baker. 14% of Wilhelm's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Wilhelm family was Carpenter & Joiner.

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Wilhelm Historical Records

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Wilhelm Life Expectancy

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Famous Wilhelm Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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