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Willis Genealogy & History

Willis is an English patronymic surname ultimately from the Old German William, compounding wil, which means desire or will, and helm, for protector or helmet. It came to England with the Normans, who came by it from the Old French personal name, both Old English and Old French being related to Old German. Willis family history starts with Walter Wilys, who was added to the Poll Tax Rolls of Staffordshire in 1327. Willis genealogy boasts many renowned persons, such as actor Bruce Willis, hymn composer Richard Storrs Willis, award-winning science fiction author Connie Willis, and Detroit Tigers pitcher Dontrelle Willis.


Willis Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Cecile Willis-- --, 1917March 6,2003FL
Bobby Willis-- --, 1931May 15,1994NC
C George Willis-- --, 1914December 17,1997NY
D Lorene Willis-- --, 1917January 25,2007CA

Willis Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Fern Willis-- --, 1913June 5,1989Branson,MO
F Harvey Willis-- --, 1918January 26,1989New Canaan,CT
Genter Willis-- --, 1958July 4,1990Calhoun City,MS
H Cathern Willis-- --, 1920April 3,1992Mayfield,KY

Willis Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Allen WillisLucy SandersSeptember 20,1937Wake, NC
Charles WillisSally CaudleFebruary 1,1931Wake, NC
Edgar WillisFlorence YoungFebruary 29,1936Wake, NC
George WillisHilda StoneJuly 18,1967Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Willis

211th: George212th: Watkins
213th: Howell214th: Welch
215th: Davidson216th: Newman
217th: Montgomery218th: Schwartz
219th: Dean220th: Austin

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