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Sills Name Meaning

English: variant of Sill with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. German: patronymic from Sill .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wills, Mills, Silas, Sill, Hills, Dills, Sells, Bills, Balls, Gills

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Where is the Sills family from?

You can see how Sills families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sills family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sills families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Sills families living in North Carolina. This was about 17% of all the recorded Sills's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Sills families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sills surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sills ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sills. 24% of Sills men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Sills women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sills were Salesman and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Sills. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sills census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sills. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Sills. For the veterans among your Sills ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sills lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sills in 1946 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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