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Willman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who was the servant of a man called Will. Altered spelling of German Willmann.

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


Similar surnames: Hillman, Pillman, Billman, Wollman, Wellman, Wallman, Wileman

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Where is the Willman family from?

You can see how Willman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Willman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 182 Willman families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Willman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Willman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Willman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Willman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Willman. 39% of Willman men worked as a Farmer.

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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 Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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What Willman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Willman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Willman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Willman. For the veterans among your Willman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Willman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Willman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Willman in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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