Willner Family History

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Willner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places, for example in Saxony, Upper Franconia, the Upper Palatinate, and Upper Austria, called Wildenau, from Old High German wildi ‘wild’, ‘uncultivated’ (with the adjective retaining the weak dative ending originally used after a preposition and article) + ouwa ‘wet land’, ‘marsh’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Yiddish vilner ‘native or inhabitant of the Lithuanian city of Vilnius’ (Yiddish Vilne).

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

Similar surnames: Giller, Diller, Wellner, Wilner, Wiesner, Wollner, Wisner, Kellner

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Willner Family Origin

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Willner Family Occupations

What did your Willner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Willner family was Stocktaker At Ironworks. The most common Willner occupation in the UK was Farm Labourer. 25% of Willner's were Farm Labourers. Farm Labourer, Labourer and Publican were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willner.

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  • Farm Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Publican

  • Stocktaker At Ironworks


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

Willner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Willner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willner 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 Willner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Willner. For the veterans among your Willner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willner Life Expectancy

What is the average Willner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Willner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Willner in 1956 was 30, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willner 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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