Willems Family History

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Willems Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Wilhelm.

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


Similar surnames: Willms, Willers, Willens, Wilmes, Wilms, Willemsen, Willmes, Willeke

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Willems Family Origin

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Willems Family Occupations

What did your Willems ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Architectural Assistant Surveyor For Pol and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Willems. 13% of Willems men worked as an Architectural Assistant Surveyor For Pol and 29% of Willems women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willems were Machinist Steel and Chiropodist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Architectural Assistant Surveyor For Pol
    13%
  • Dental Radiologist
    13%
  • Ladies Tailor
    13%
  • Machinist Steel
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    29%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Chief Clerk Printer Office
    15%
  • Chiropodist
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Willems Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Willems. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willems census 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Willems. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Willems. For the veterans among your Willems ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willems Life Expectancy

What is the average Willems lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Willems life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Willems in 1951 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willems

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