Pillai Family History

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Pillai Name Meaning

Indian (Tamil Nadu): Hindu name found in several communities of Tamil Nadu, from Tamil pi?l?lai ‘son’, ‘lad’.

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


Similar surnames: Pillay, Palla, Pillar, Pilla, Pollari, Pella, Piela, Lilla, Villari

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Pillai Family Origin

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Pillai Family Occupations

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Pillai Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pillai. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pillai. For the veterans among your Pillai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pillai Life Expectancy

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Between 1970 and 2004, in the United States, Pillai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pillai in 1970 was 69, and 71 in 2004.

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