Skillen Family History

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Skillen Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant of Skilling. English: variant of Skillern.

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

Similar surnames: Hillen, Skillin, Killin, Killens, Spiller, Gillen, Millen, Pillen

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Skillen Family Origin

Where is the Skillen family from?

Skillen Family Occupations

What did your Skillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skillen. The most common Skillen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Skillen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Skillen family was Coal Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Merchant


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

Skillen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Skillen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skillen 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 Skillen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Skillen. For the veterans among your Skillen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skillen Life Expectancy

What is the average Skillen lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Skillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Skillen in 1946 was 50, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skillen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skillen 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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