Tiller Family History

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Tiller Name Meaning

Southern English: occupational name for a husbandman, from Middle English til(l)er, a secondary derivative of Old English tilian ‘to till or cultivate’. There has been some confusion with Tiler (see Tyler). South German: topographic name of unknown origin. North German: from a variant of Thiel. variant of German Tüller (see Tuller).

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

Similar surnames: Tilley, Toller, Diller, Miller, Biller, Hiller, Tuller, Teller

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Tiller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tiller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tiller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Tiller Family Origin

Where is the Tiller family from?

Tiller Family Occupations

What did your Tiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tiller family was Farm Laborer. The most common Tiller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Tiller's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tiller.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Tiller Historical Records

What Tiller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Tiller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tiller 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tiller. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Tiller. For the veterans among your Tiller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tiller Life Expectancy

What is the average Tiller lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Tiller in 1943 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tiller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tiller 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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