Thilges Family History

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Thilges Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Til, Tijl, a pet form of the Germanic personal name Diederik, Theodoric (see Terry).

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

Similar surnames: Tigges, Hilger, Thies, Hiller, Nilges, Thinnes, Hilke, Wilmes, Hille

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Thilges Family Origin

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Thilges Family Occupations

What did your Thilges ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thilges family was Retired Blacksmith. Farmer and Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Thilges. The most common Thilges occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Thilges's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Painter

  • Retired Blacksmith


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Thilges Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 939 census records available for the last name Thilges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thilges 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 94 immigration records available for the last name Thilges. 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 66 military records available for the last name Thilges. For the veterans among your Thilges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thilges Life Expectancy

What is the average Thilges lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Thilges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Thilges in 1963 was 84, and 90 in 2004.

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