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Rill Family History

Rill Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rid ‘ride’ or rich ‘powerful’, ‘rich’.

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

Similar surnames: Will, Bill, Hill, Roll, Gill, Mill, Fill, Till, Nill, Sill

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Where is the Rill family from?

You can see how Rill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rill families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Rill families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Rill's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rill. 33% of Rill men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Rill women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rill were Janitor and Typist.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Rill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rill 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rill. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rill. For the veterans among your Rill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rill lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Rill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Rill in 1959 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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