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Dills Family History

Dills Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch Dils. English: infrequent variant of Dill.

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


Similar surnames: Dille, Dils, Dilly, Mills, Dill, Bills, Gills, Doll, Hille, Wilts

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Where is the Dills family from?

You can see how Dills families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dills family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dills families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Dills families living in Kentucky. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dills's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Dills families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dills surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dills ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dills. 31% of Dills men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dills women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dills were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Dills. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dills 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 527 immigration records available for the last name Dills. 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 Dills. For the veterans among your Dills ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dills lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dills in 1943 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

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