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Jillson Family History

Jillson Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Gilson a patronymic from Giles .

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

Similar surnames: Gillson, Hillson, Willson, Tillson, Bilson, Jellison, Dillon, Gilson

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Where is the Jillson family from?

You can see how Jillson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jillson family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Jillson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Jillson families living in Rhode Island. This was about 44% of all the recorded Jillson's in USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Jillson families in 1840.
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What did your Jillson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jillson. 14% of Jillson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Jillson women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jillson were Machinist and Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 413 immigration records available for the last name Jillson. 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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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jillson. For the veterans among your Jillson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jillson lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Jillson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Jillson in 1950 was 82, and 73 in 2004.

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