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Bilas Family History

Bilas Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a person with white or fair hair or a pale complexion, from a derivative of bialy ‘white’. Compare Biel.

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


Similar surnames: Bialas, Bilak, Blas, Bila, Bilek, Filas, Bilka, Bily, Biss, Milas

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Where is the Bilas family from?

You can see how Bilas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bilas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Bilas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Bilas families living in West Virginia. This was about 57% of all the recorded Bilas's in USA. West Virginia had the highest population of Bilas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bilas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bilas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bilas. 17% of Bilas men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bilas women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bilas were Mechanic and Housewife. .

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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
    17%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Mechanic
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bilas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilas 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 584 immigration records available for the last name Bilas. 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 360 military records available for the last name Bilas. For the veterans among your Bilas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bilas lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bilas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bilas in 1959 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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