Wilms 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: Willms, Wilmes, Wilm, Wills, Wilks, Eilts, Wiens, Witts, Hils, Vilas

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Wilms Family Origin

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Wilms Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter & Joiner

    50%
  • Designer For Textile Fabrics

    50%

In 1881, Carpenter & Joiner and Designer For Textile Fabrics were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wilms. The most common Wilms occupation in the UK was Carpenter & Joiner. 50% of Wilms's were Carpenter & Joiners.

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Wilms Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Wilms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wilms in 1954 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilms

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