Jillson Family History

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Jillson Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the English surname Gilson, a patronymic from Giles.

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

Similar surnames: Gillson, Hillson, Willson, Tillson, Bilson, Jellison, Dillon, Gilson

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Jillson Family Origin

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Jillson Family Occupations

What did your Jillson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jillson. The most common Jillson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Jillson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jillson family was Machinist.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Machinist


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

Jillson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Jillson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jillson 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 413 immigration records available for the last name Jillson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jillson. For the veterans among your Jillson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jillson Life Expectancy

What is the average Jillson lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Jillson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Jillson in 1950 was 82, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jillson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jillson 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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