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Piller Name Meaning

English: variant of Pillar . German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Bilihar composed of the elements bil ‘sword’ + hari ‘army’. German: southern variant of Biller 1 Alternatively a habitational name for someone from a place called Pill in Austria. French: diminutive of Pile 2‘mortar trough’ or its variant Pille . French: topographic name from Old French piler ‘pillar column’ (from Latin pila); compare Pile Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Pille Yiddish pil ‘pill tablet’ + the suffix -er. In Austrian Galicia it could also be a surname randomly assigned by Austrian clerks.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Pille, Giller, Miller, Poller, Tiller, Spiller, Pillen, Hiller

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Where is the Piller family from?

You can see how Piller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Piller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Piller families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Piller families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Piller's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Piller families in 1840.
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What did your Piller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Piller. 15% of Piller men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Piller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Piller were Machinist and Maid. .

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Piller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Piller 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 Piller. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Piller. For the veterans among your Piller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Piller lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Piller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Piller in 1944 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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