Willing Family History

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Willing Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Wille. German: habitational name from any of several places in Bavaria named Willing or places in Hessen and near Soltau named Willingen. English: patronymic from the Old English personal name Willa.

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

Similar surnames: Pilling, Welling, Gilling, Wilding, Billing, Helling, Willig, Illing

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Willing Family Origin

Where is the Willing family from?

Willing Family Occupations

What did your Willing ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dressmaker, Artist and General Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willing. A less common occupation for the Willing family was Going To School. The most common Willing occupation in Canada was Dressmaker. 29% of Willing's were Dressmakers.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Artist

  • General Agent

  • Going To School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Willing ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Willing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Willing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willing 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Willing. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Willing. For the veterans among your Willing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willing Life Expectancy

What is the average Willing lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Willing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Willing in 1945 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willing 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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