Schilling Family History

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Schilling Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German schillinc, Middle Low German schillink, German Schilling ‘shilling’. The German surname may have referred originally to a rent or fee owed, or have some other anecdotal origin, now irrecoverable. The Jewish surname is mainly ornamental. German: habitational name from Schilling in Bavaria or from places called Schillingen in the Rhineland and East Prussia.

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

Similar surnames: Schelling, Shilling, Schillinger, Helling, Schlein, Schillig

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Schilling Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schilling name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schilling. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Schilling Family Origin

Where is the Schilling family from?

Schilling Family Occupations

What did your Schilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schilling. A less common occupation for the Schilling family was Carpenter. The most common Schilling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Schilling's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Schilling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Schilling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schilling 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Schilling. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Schilling. For the veterans among your Schilling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schilling Life Expectancy

What is the average Schilling lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Schilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schilling in 1942 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schilling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schilling 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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