Wilmes Family History

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Wilmes Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Wilhelm.

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


Similar surnames: Wilms, Willmes, Wilkes, Hilmer, Wilm, Nilges, Wilmer, Illes, Gilkes

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Wilmes Family Origin

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Wilmes Family Occupations

What did your Wilmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer (car She and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wilmes. 20% of Wilmes men worked as a General Labourer (car She and 50% of Wilmes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilmes were Serap Metal Worker Porter Hy Dranlie Press Charge Herred and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer (car She
    20%
  • Incapacitated
    20%
  • Policitors Cashier
    20%
  • Serap Metal Worker Porter Hy Dranlie Press Charge Herred
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Electrotysist
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%

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

Wilmes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilmes 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 821 immigration records available for the last name Wilmes. 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 939 military records available for the last name Wilmes. For the veterans among your Wilmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilmes Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilmes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wilmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wilmes in 1955 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilmes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilmes 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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