Wilhelm Family History & Genealogy

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Wilhelm Surname History

The evolution of Wilhelm begins with it's early ancestors. Even in the earliest days of a name there have been different spellings of that name simply because last names were infrequently written down that long ago.


It was not uncommon for a surname to change as it enters a new country or language. As Wilhelm families moved between countries and languages, the Wilhelm name may have changed with them. Wilhelm families have moved across various regions all throughout history.

One Wilhelm family member says the the Wilhelm family is German and that the surname means "little village in the forest."This Wilhelm history and genealogy page contains the accumulated history of the Wilhelm family name made up of user-submitted content from other users interested in the Wilhelm family. Wilhelm family history has a complex evolution of which the particulars are beginning to be understood by Wilhelm family members. The Wilhelm family name is an old lineage that has migrated all across the world over time, and as the Wilhelm family has migrated, it has changed making it's etymology difficult to unearth.

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Wilhelm Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

One family researcher says that the Wilelm family originated in Brath, Germany. At least one branch of the Wilhelm family is German.

Wilhelm Meaning & Etymology

One family researcher says that "Wilhelm" means "little village in the forest."

Wilhelm Life Expectancy

According to our database of 8,523 people with the last name Wilhelm that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

72.7
years

Most Common Wilhelm First Names

According to our database of 14,363 people with the last name Wilhelm that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • John 2.9%
  • George 1.8%
  • Mary 1.7%
  • Charles 1.7%
  • Robert 1.5%
  • Joseph 1.4%
  • Anna 1.3%
  • William 1.2%
  • Carl 1.1%
  • James 1.1%
  • Henry 1.0%
  • Frank 0.8%
  • Edward 0.8%
  • Paul 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.8%
  • Marie 0.8%
  • Jacob 0.8%
  • David 0.8%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • Walter 0.7%
  • Harry 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.6%
  • Helen 0.6%
  • Peter 0.6%
  • Catharina 0.6%
  • Albert 0.6%
  • Louis 0.6%
  • Frederick 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.5%
  • Raymond 0.5%
  • Donald 0.5%
  • Fred 0.5%
  • Charlotte 0.5%
  • Thomas 0.5%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Maria 0.4%
  • Dorothy 0.4%
  • Frances 0.4%
  • Louise 0.4%
  • Johann 0.4%
  • Clarence 0.4%
  • Catherine 0.4%
  • Arthur 0.4%
  • Herman 0.4%
  • Adam 0.4%
  • Florence 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Lawrence 0.3%
  • August 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%

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