Will Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Will, a short form of William, or from some other medieval personal names with this first element, for example Wilbert or Willard. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, Middle English wille (from wiell(a), West Saxon form of Old English well(a) ‘spring’). The surname is found predominantly in the south and southwestern parts of the country. German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Hill, Wall, Mill, Well, Bill, Wild, Dill, Wilk, Wills

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Will Family Origin

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Will Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Farm Servant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Will occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Will's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Will family was Farm Servant. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Will.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Will life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Will in 1943 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Will

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