Ilse Family History

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Ilse Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone who lived by the Ilse river in the Harz Mountains.

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

Similar surnames: Else, Gose, Hulse, Fuse, Ille, Klee, Hils, Wiese, Hase, Hille

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Ilse Family Origin

Where is the Ilse family from?

Ilse Family Occupations

What did your Ilse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ilse family was City Auditor. Assayer, Baker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ilse. The most common Ilse occupation in the USA was Assayer. 17% of Ilse's were Assayers.

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  • Assayer

  • Baker

  • Butcher

  • City Auditor


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

Ilse Historical Records

What Ilse family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ilse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ilse 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 854 immigration records available for the last name Ilse. 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 508 military records available for the last name Ilse. For the veterans among your Ilse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ilse Life Expectancy

What is the average Ilse lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ilse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Ilse in 1963 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ilse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ilse 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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