Wilms Family History

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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

What did your Wilms ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Baker cake Maker Own Acc and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wilms. 15% of Wilms men worked as a Baker cake Maker Own Acc and 78% of Wilms women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilms were Director Motor Cars and Invalid Inmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Baker cake Maker Own Acc
  • Bank Clerk
  • Decorator Artist Retired
  • Director Motor Cars

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Embroiderer Designer
  • Invalid Inmaker

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

Wilms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wilms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilms 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 Wilms. 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 Wilms. For the veterans among your Wilms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilms Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilms lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilms 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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