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Nill Family History

Nill Name Meaning

North German: from a personal name, a reduced form of Cornelius. South German: nickname for a big, crude or unmannered person, related to Middle High German nel ‘peak’ or nol ‘rounded elevation’.

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


Similar surnames: Nell, Noll, Dill, Lill, Zill, Gill, Will, Hill, Nigl, Bill

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Where is the Nill family from?

You can see how Nill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nill families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Nill families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Nill's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Nill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nill. 25% of Nill men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Nill women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nill were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Nill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nill. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Nill. For the veterans among your Nill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nill in 1944 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

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