Willets Family History

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Willets Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Willetts.

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

Similar surnames: Willes, Willet, Willitts, Milles, Willey, Millett, Billett, Illes

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Willets Family Origin

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Willets Family Occupations

What did your Willets ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Willets. 18% of Willets men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Willets women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willets were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housework

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

Willets Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Willets. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willets 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Willets. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Willets. For the veterans among your Willets ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willets Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Willets life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Willets in 1960 was 54, and 57 in 2004.

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