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Billy Family History

Billy Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of various minor places so named, for example in Aisne, Côte d’Or, and Nièvre. The place name is from Romano-Gallic Billiacum, from a Gallic personal name Billios (Latin Billius) + the locative suffix -acum. English: unexplained. Compare Billey.

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


Similar surnames: Tilly, Lilly, Bilby, Billey, Dilly, Belle, Bill, Bielby, Hille, Bolle

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Where is the Billy family from?

You can see how Billy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Billy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Billy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Billy family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Billy's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Billy families in 1840.
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What did your Billy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Billy. 43% of Billy men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Billy women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Billy were New Worker 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
    43%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Weaver
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Billy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Billy 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Billy. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Billy. For the veterans among your Billy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Billy lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Billy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Billy in 1950 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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