Tilbury Family History

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Tilbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tilbury, a port on the Thames in Essex, which is named from the Old English byname Tila (from til ‘capable’) + Old English burh ‘fortress’.

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

Similar surnames: Kilburn, Albury, Banbury, Milbury, Milburn, Alsbury, Asbury, Danbury

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Tilbury Family Origin

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Tilbury Family Occupations

What did your Tilbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tilbury occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Tilbury's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilbury. A less common occupation for the Tilbury family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farming

  • Grocer


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

Tilbury Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Tilbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilbury 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 Tilbury. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tilbury. For the veterans among your Tilbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilbury lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tilbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tilbury in 1955 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tilbury

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilbury 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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