Willis Family History

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Willis Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will.

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


Similar surnames: Willits, Wills, Tillis, Lillis, Millis, Willms, Willison, Wilkes

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Willis Family Origin

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Willis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • School

    7%
  • Student

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willis. A less common occupation for the Willis family was Student. The most common Willis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Willis's were Farmers.

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Willis Historical Records

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Willis Life Expectancy

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Famous Willis Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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