Killian Family History

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Killian Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Killeen, found in counties Clare and Galway. German and Dutch: variant spelling of Kilian.

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


Similar surnames: Kilian, Killin, Killion, Killman, Gillian, Sillman, Kirlin, Zillman

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Killian Family Origin

Where is the Killian family from?

Killian Family Occupations

What did your Killian ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Killian occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Killian's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Killian family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Killian.

View Census data for Killian | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Killian Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Killian Life Expectancy

What is the average Killian lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Killian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Killian in 1940 was 62, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Killian

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Killian 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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