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Tilbury Family History

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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Where is the Tilbury family from?

You can see how Tilbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tilbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tilbury families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Tilbury family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Tilbury's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Tilbury families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tilbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tilbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tilbury. 26% of Tilbury men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Tilbury women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tilbury were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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