Willes Family History

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Willes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wills.

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

Similar surnames: Illes, Milles, Walles, Willets, Willey, Willet, Wildes, Welles

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Willes Family Origin

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Willes Family Occupations

What did your Willes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Willes. 15% of Willes men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Willes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willes were Incapacitated and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Railway Clerk
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housekeeper
  • Incapacitated

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

Willes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Willes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willes 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Willes. 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 Willes. For the veterans among your Willes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willes Life Expectancy

What is the average Willes lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Willes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Willes in 1956 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willes 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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