Wilms Family History

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Wilms Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Wilhelm.

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


Similar surnames: Willms, Wilmes, Wilm, Wills, Wilks, Eilts, Wiens, Witts, Hils, Vilas

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Wilms Family Origin

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Wilms Family Occupations

What did your Wilms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wilms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Wilms's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilms family was Barber. Farmer, Baker and Physician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilms.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Physician

    6%
  • Barber

    3%

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

Wilms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilms 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wilms. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wilms. For the veterans among your Wilms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilms Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilms lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wilms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wilms in 1954 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilms 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.

Famous Wilms Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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