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Schilling Name Meaning

German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German schillinc Middle Low German schillink German Schilling ‘shilling’. The German surname may have referred originally to a rent or fee owed or have some other anecdotal origin now irrecoverable. The Jewish surname is mainly artificial. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). German: habitational name from Schilling in Bavaria or from any of the places called Schillingen in the Rhineland and former East Prussia. Compare Shilling .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Schelling, Shilling, Schillinger, Helling, Schlein, Schillig

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Where is the Schilling family from?

You can see how Schilling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schilling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schilling families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Schilling families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Schilling's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Schilling families in 1840.
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What did your Schilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schilling. 19% of Schilling men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Schilling women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schilling were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Schilling. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Schilling. For the veterans among your Schilling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schilling lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Schilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schilling in 1942 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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