Lilja Family History

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Lilja Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from Swedish lilja ‘lily’.

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


Similar surnames: Lill, Lilla, Lis, Lipa, Lilly, Fila, Linna, Milla, Lile, Milia

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Lilja Family Origin

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Lilja Family Occupations

What did your Lilja ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Blacksmith, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lilja. A less common occupation for the Lilja family was Machinist. The most common Lilja occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 17% of Lilja's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Machinist

    17%

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

Lilja Historical Records

What Lilja family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lilja. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lilja census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Lilja

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lilja. 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 Lilja. For the veterans among your Lilja ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lilja Life Expectancy

What is the average Lilja lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lilja life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lilja in 1958 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lilja

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lilja 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.

Famous Lilja Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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