Willen Family History

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Willen Name Meaning

variant of Wille. habitational name from a place so named near Wittmund. Dutch: from the personal name Willin (see Wilhelm).

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


Similar surnames: Wilden, Hillen, Willey, Millen, Willens, Wellen, Billen, Hille

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Willen Family Origin

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Willen Family Occupations

What did your Willen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Willen occupation in the UK was Blacksmith Employs 1 Man 1 Boy. 11% of Willen's were Blacksmith Employs 1 Man 1 Boys. Blacksmith Employs 1 Man 1 Boy, Coal Miner and Engine Driver (Rly) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willen. A less common occupation for the Willen family was Farmer.

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  • Blacksmith Employs 1 Man 1 Boy

    11%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Engine Driver (Rly)

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%

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

Willen Historical Records

What Willen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Willen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Willen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Willen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Willen. For the veterans among your Willen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willen Life Expectancy

What is the average Willen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Willen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Willen in 1955 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willen 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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