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Willi Name Meaning

Swiss German and South German: from a pet form of the personal name Will .

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

Similar surnames: Will, Willie, Willy, Gille, Wille, Wills, Dillie, Wall, Ill, Wildt

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Where is the Willi family from?

You can see how Willi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willi family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Willi families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Willi families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 36% of all the recorded Willi's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Willi families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Willi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Willi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Willi. 23% of Willi men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Willi women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willi were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Willi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willi census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Willi. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Willi lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Willi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Willi in 1952 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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