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Dillard Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Dollard. The name was in VA by 1698.

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

Similar surnames: Dollard, Lillard, Millard, Hillard, Dilliard, Gillard, Willard

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Where is the Dillard family from?

You can see how Dillard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dillard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dillard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 49 Dillard families living in Virginia. This was about 26% of all the recorded Dillard's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Dillard families in 1840.
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What did your Dillard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dillard. 23% of Dillard men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Dillard women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dillard were Truck Driver 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laundress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dillard. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Dillard. For the veterans among your Dillard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dillard lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dillard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dillard in 1940 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

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