Willens Family History

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Willens Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Willin or Willem (see Wilhelm).

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


Similar surnames: Willen, Willems, Wilmes, Willmes, Willeke, Dollens, Tilkens, Willers

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Willens Family Origin

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Willens Family Occupations

What did your Willens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Blast Furnace Ret and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Willens. 12% of Willens men worked as a Blast Furnace Ret and 42% of Willens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willens were Capstan Lathe Munition Brass Finishing Engine Work and Evacuee

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Blast Furnace Ret
    12%
  • Blast Furnaceman (retired)
    12%
  • Blast Furnaceman Heavy Worker
    12%
  • Capstan Lathe Munition Brass Finishing Engine Work
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    42%
  • Charwoman
    6%
  • Elementary School Teacher
    6%
  • Evacuee
    6%

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

Willens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Willens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willens 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 681 immigration records available for the last name Willens. 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 Willens. For the veterans among your Willens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willens Life Expectancy

What is the average Willens lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Willens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Willens in 1950 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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