Billen Family History

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Billen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Boudewijn (see Baldwin). English: variant of Bullen.

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

Similar surnames: Gillen, Hillen, Millen, Pillen, Biller, Billet, Hiller, Willen, Hille

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Billen Family Origin

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Billen Family Occupations

What did your Billen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Billen occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 14% of Billen's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Billen family was Keeping House. Blacksmith, Eating House and Keeping Hous were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Billen.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Eating House

  • Keeping Hous

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Billen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Billen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Billen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Billen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 501 immigration records available for the last name Billen. 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 Card

There are 402 military records available for the last name Billen. For the veterans among your Billen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Billen Life Expectancy

What is the average Billen lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Billen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Billen in 1961 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Billen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Billen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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