Dils Family History

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Dils Name Meaning

Dutch: Brabantine variant of Gils, a patronymic from the vernacular form of Aegidius (see Giles). Altered spelling of German Dilz (see Dilts).

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

Similar surnames: Dies, Dile, Dills, Ris, Dilg, Hils, Dilks, Wilms, Dilts, Dill

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Dils Family Origin

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Dils Family Occupations

What did your Dils ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dils family was Dry Goods Merchant. The most common Dils occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Dils's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dils.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Dry Goods Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dils ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dils Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dils. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dils 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Dils. 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 912 military records available for the last name Dils. For the veterans among your Dils ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dils Life Expectancy

What is the average Dils lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dils life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dils in 1950 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dils

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dils 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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