Spillman Family History

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Spillman Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Spileman, which was originally an Old English byname meaning ‘juggler’, ‘tumbler’, ‘actor’. Compare Spiller. German (Spillmann): variant of Spielmann.

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


Similar surnames: Pillman, Spellman, Stillman, Stallman, Sillman, Spielman, Spilman

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Spillman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spillman name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Sweden

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Spillman Family Origin

Where is the Spillman family from?

Spillman Family Occupations

What did your Spillman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Spillman family was Keeping House. The most common Spillman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Spillman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spillman.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Spillman Historical Records

What Spillman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Spillman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spillmancensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Spillman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Spillman. For the veterans among your Spillman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spillman Life Expectancy

What is the average Spillman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Spillman in 1944 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spillman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spillman 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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