When Willard Herman Meerkatz was born on 14 June 1919, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Emil August Meerkatz, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth M Dethloff, was 33. He had at least 1 son with Margaret Darlene Lampshire. He lived in Pleasant Home Township, Polk, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 12 March 1999, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States.
Especially U.S.: transferred use of the surname, which is probably derived from the Old English personal name Wilheard, from wil ‘will, desire’ + heard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. It is associated with the Jamaican opera singer Willard White ( b. 1946 ).