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Biller Name Meaning

German: southern form of Buehler. German: possibly from Middle High German bil(le) ‘sculpture’ (from billen ‘to cut stone’), hence an occupational name for a stonemason or sculptor. German: possibly a variant of Büller, a nickname from Middle High German büllen ‘to bark’, ‘bawl’. Danish: altered form of German Buehler. English: occupational name for a maker of billhooks or pruning forks (bills), from Middle English billere. Compare Billman.

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


Similar surnames: Beller, Boller, Buller, Diller, Filler, Tiller, Hiller, Miller

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Where is the Biller family from?

You can see how Biller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Biller families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Biller families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Biller's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Biller families in 1840.
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What did your Biller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Biller. 20% of Biller men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Biller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biller were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Biller. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Biller. For the veterans among your Biller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biller lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Biller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Biller in 1949 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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