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Willems Surname Meaning

Dutch Flemish and North German: patronymic from Willem . The surname of Flemish and German origin is also common in the Walloon part of Belgium (especially in its German-speaking part). English (Middlesex): variant of Williams .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Willms, Willers, Willens, Wilmes, Wilms, Willemsen, Willmes, Willeke

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Where is the Willems family from?

You can see how Willems families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willems family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Willems families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Willems families living in Lancashire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Willems's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Willems families in 1891.
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What did your Willems ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Willems. 100% of Willems women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Willems. For the veterans among your Willems ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Willems lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Willems life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Willems in 1951 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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