Willner Family History

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Willner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places, for example in Saxony, Upper Franconia, the Upper Palatinate, and Upper Austria, called Wildenau, from Old High German wildi ‘wild’, ‘uncultivated’ (with the adjective retaining the weak dative ending originally used after a preposition and article) + ouwa ‘wet land’, ‘marsh’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Yiddish vilner ‘native or inhabitant of the Lithuanian city of Vilnius’ (Yiddish Vilne).

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


Similar surnames: Giller, Diller, Wellner, Wilner, Wiesner, Wollner, Wisner, Kellner

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Willner Family Origin

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Willner Family Occupations

What did your Willner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Willner. 34% of Willner men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Employee
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Farm Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Willner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Willner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willner 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 Willner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Willner. For the veterans among your Willner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willner Life Expectancy

What is the average Willner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Willner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Willner in 1956 was 30, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willner

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