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Filler Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a flayer or skinner, from Middle High German viller ‘knacker’, from villen ‘to skin’. Possibly a respelling of German Füller, an occupational name for a person whose work involved filling, such as a dauber, or a nickname for a gourmand or glutton.

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

Similar surnames: Biller, Diller, Tiller, Feller, Filer, Fuller, Filter, Miller, Ziller

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Where is the Filler family from?

You can see how Filler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Filler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Filler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 11 Filler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Filler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Filler families in 1840.
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What did your Filler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Filler. 16% of Filler men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Filler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Filler were Clerk 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Filler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Filler. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Filler. For the veterans among your Filler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Filler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Filler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Filler in 1950 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

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