Willman Family History

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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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Willman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Willman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Willman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Willman Family Origin

Where is the Willman family from?

Willman Family Occupations

What did your Willman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Willman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Willman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Willman family was Moulder. Farmer, C.P.R. and Laboror were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willman.

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  • Farmer

  • C.P.R.

  • Laboror

  • Moulder


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

Willman Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Willman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willman 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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