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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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Where is the Tiller family from?

You can see how Tiller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tiller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tiller families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Tiller families living in Virginia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Tiller's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Tiller families in 1840.
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What did your Tiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tiller. 20% of Tiller men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Tiller women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tiller were Clerk and Cook.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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