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Kill Name Meaning

German and Dutch: possibly from a short form of Kilian. German: habitational name from the village of Kill in the Eifel. Jewish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Kil, Gill, Koll, Dill, Kile, Hill, Nill, Will, Gell

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Kill Family Origin

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Kill Family Occupations

What did your Kill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Kill's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kill family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kill.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Kill Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kill Life Expectancy

What is the average Kill lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kill in 1955 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kill 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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