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Still Name Meaning

English and German: nickname for a calm man from Middle English Middle High German stille ‘calm silent still’. The German name may also have denoted a (deaf) mute from the same word in the sense ‘silent’. English: variant of Stile . English: variant of Stell . Scottish (Aberdeenshire): variant of Steele . German: habitational name from a place so named in Alsace near Strasbourg.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Grill, Stull, Stall, Stell, Stoll, Toll, Gill, Stiller, Stile, Mill

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Where is the Still family from?

You can see how Still families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Still family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Still families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Still families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Still's in USA. New York had the highest population of Still families in 1840.
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What did your Still ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Still. 22% of Still men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Still women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Still were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Still. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Still. For the veterans among your Still ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Still lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Still life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Still in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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