Shilling Family History

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Shilling Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English coin name schilling, probably a nickname referring to a fee or rent owed. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schilling. Americanized spelling of German Schilling.

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

Similar surnames: Schilling, Shillings, Schelling, Helling, Skilling, Hilling, Billing

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Shilling Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shilling name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Shilling Family Origin

Where is the Shilling family from?

Shilling Family Occupations

What did your Shilling ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Shilling Historical Records

What Shilling family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Shilling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shilling 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shilling. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Shilling. For the veterans among your Shilling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shilling Life Expectancy

What is the average Shilling lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Shilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shilling in 1951 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shilling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shilling 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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