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Terrill Family History

Terrill Name Meaning

English (Cornwall; of Norman origin): variant of Tyrrell .

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


Similar surnames: Terrell, Perrill, Turrill, Terrel, Ferrill, Tirrell, Turrell, Herrell

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Where is the Terrill family from?

You can see how Terrill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Terrill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Terrill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Terrill families living in Ohio. This was about 16% of all the recorded Terrill's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Terrill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Terrill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Terrill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Terrill. 19% of Terrill men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Terrill women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Terrill were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Terrill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Terrill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Terrill. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Terrill. For the veterans among your Terrill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Terrill lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Terrill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Terrill in 1947 was 60, and 78 in 2004.

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