Wills Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Will. German: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

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


Similar surnames: Will, Wille, Willis, Willy, Wilks, Wilms, Willms, Wilds, Wilkes

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Wills Family Origin

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Wills Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • School

    11%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Going To School

    3%

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

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Wills Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Wills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wills in 1941 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wills

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