Billing Family History

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Billing Name Meaning

English: either from a Middle English survival of an Old English personal name, Billing, or a habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire called Billing, probably ‘(settlement of) the followers (Old English -ingas) of a man called Bill(a)’. German: from a Germanic personal name, formed with a cognate of Old Saxon bil ‘sword’. Danish and Norwegian: from an Old Danish personal name, Billing. Swedish: shortened form of various habitational names such as Billinge, Billingsfors, etc.

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

Similar surnames: Bolling, Gilling, Pilling, Helling, Willing, Balling, Halling

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Billing Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Billing name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Billing. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Billing Family Origin

Where is the Billing family from?

Billing Family Occupations

What did your Billing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Billing family was Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Billing. The most common Billing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Billing's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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Billing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Billing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Billing 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Billing. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Billing. For the veterans among your Billing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Billing Life Expectancy

What is the average Billing lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Billing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Billing in 1956 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Billing 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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