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Pill Family History

Pill Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a tidal creek or an inlet of the sea, Old English pyll, or a habitational name from Pylle in Somerset, which was named with this word. descriptive nickname for a small, rotund person, from Middle English, Old French pil(l)e ‘ball’.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Pile, Pille, Hill, Mill, Will, Dill, Pell, Bill, Pilla

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Where is the Pill family from?

You can see how Pill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pill families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Pill families living in Ohio. This was about 63% of all the recorded Pill's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pill families in 1840.
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What did your Pill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pill. 20% of Pill men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Pill women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pill were Stock Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Merchant
    7%
  • Stock Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    36%
  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pill 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 Pill. 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 Pill. For the veterans among your Pill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pill lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Pill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pill in 1963 was 89, and 79 in 2003.

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