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Bille Name Meaning

Danish: from the Old Norse personal name Bille meaning ‘axe hatchet’. German (mainly North Rhine-Westphalia) and Danish (of German origin): nickname for someone with a conspicuous bottom from Middle Low German bille ‘buttock’. French Walloon and Flemish: from Old French bille ‘block piece of tree trunk; stick plank’ (a word of Gaulish origin) probably used as a metonymic occupational name for a sawyer or a carpenter joiner.

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

Similar surnames: Pille, Hille, Biller, Balle, Bill, Billet, Bible, Gille, Bolle

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Where is the Bille family from?

You can see how Bille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bille family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bille families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Bille families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Bille's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bille families in 1840.
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What did your Bille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bille. 25% of Bille men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Bille women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bille were Barber and Typist. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Typist
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Bille lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bille in 1955 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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