Pillen Family History

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Pillen Name Meaning

North German: probably from a derivative of Pille 1. Dutch: relationship name from Middle Dutch pil(le) ‘godchild’. English: possibly a variant of Pilling.

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

Similar surnames: Pille, Hillen, Billen, Dillen, Millen, Piller, Gillen, Spiller

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Pillen Family Origin

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Pillen Family Occupations

What did your Pillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Fireman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pillen. The most common Pillen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Pillen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pillen family was Fruit Grower.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Fireman

  • Fruit Grower


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

Pillen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pillen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pillen 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 191 immigration records available for the last name Pillen. 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 204 military records available for the last name Pillen. For the veterans among your Pillen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pillen Life Expectancy

What is the average Pillen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Pillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pillen in 1962 was 71, and 78 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pillen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pillen 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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