Willison Family History

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Willison Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will.

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

Similar surnames: Wilson, Willis, Williston, Allison, Milleson, Callison, Gillion

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Willison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Willison name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Willison. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Willison Family Origin

Where is the Willison family from?

Willison Family Occupations

What did your Willison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Willison family was Bricklayer. The most common Willison occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Willison's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willison.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Carman

  • Bricklayer


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

Willison Historical Records

What Willison family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Willison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willison 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 Willison. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Willison. For the veterans among your Willison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willison Life Expectancy

What is the average Willison lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Willison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Willison in 1950 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willison 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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