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Willows Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): from the plural form of Middle English wilwe wilghe wil(l)owe ‘willow’ (Old English wilig welig) for a person who lived in an area where willow trees grew or from a place so named. In some cases this may be a variant of Willow with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Willow, Swallows, Willey, Dillow, Pillow, Willes, Billow, Willams

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Where is the Willows family from?

You can see how Willows families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willows family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Willows families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 63 Willows families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Willows's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Willows families in 1911.
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What did your Willows ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Willows. 37% of Willows men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Willows women 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
  • Farming
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Willows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willows 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 875 immigration records available for the last name Willows. 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 798 military records available for the last name Willows. For the veterans among your Willows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Willows lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Willows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Willows in 1963 was 79, and 81 in 2003.

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