Kilburn Family History

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Kilburn Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire or one in Derbyshire, both of uncertain etymology. They are possibly named from an Old English personal name Cylla or Old English cyl(e)n ‘kiln’ + burna ‘stream’. The place of this name in London has apparently not contributed to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Milburn, Colburn, Wilburn, Tilbury, Winburn, Hilburn, Bilbro

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Kilburn Family Origin

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Kilburn Family Occupations

What did your Kilburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kilburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Kilburn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kilburn family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilburn.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Kilburn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kilburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilburn 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kilburn. 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 Kilburn. For the veterans among your Kilburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Kilburn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kilburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Kilburn in 1940 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kilburn 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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