Willy Family History

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Willy Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Willey. English: from a pet form of the personal name Will. Americanized spelling of German Willi.

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

Similar surnames: Dilly, Will, Wally, Lilly, Willey, Wiley, Wills, Wilby, Tilly, Cilley

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Willy Family Origin

Where is the Willy family from?

Willy Family Occupations

What did your Willy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agricultural Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Willy. 14% of Willy men worked as an Agricultural Labourer and 69% of Willy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willy were General Dealer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • General Dealer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Willy Historical Records

What Willy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Willy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willy 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Willy. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Willy. For the veterans among your Willy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willy Life Expectancy

What is the average Willy lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Willy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Willy in 1963 was 63, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willy 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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