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 1881, a less common occupation for the Willens family was Raily Carpenter. The most common Willens occupation in the UK was Coalminer. 14% of Willens's were Coalminers. Coalminer, Dressmaker and Iron Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willens.

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  • Coalminer

  • Dressmaker

  • Iron Moulder

  • Raily Carpenter


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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willens 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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