Williams Family History

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Williams Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William.

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

Similar surnames: Williamson, Mcwilliams, Williamsen, Willis, Gilliam, Guilliams

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Williams Family Origin

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Williams Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Williams family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Williams occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Williams's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Williams.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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Williams Historical Records

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Williams Life Expectancy

What is the average Williams lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Williams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Williams in 1940 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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