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Tilles Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Tile derived either from Hebrew tehila ‘splendor’ or from Ottilia, borrowed from German Christians.

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


Similar surnames: Tillis, Gelles, Gilles, Tilley, Illes, Hiller, Tiller, Telles, Gillen

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Tilles Family Origin

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Tilles Family Occupations

What did your Tilles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tilles family was Street Laborer. Farmer and Cotton Mill Work were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tilles. The most common Tilles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Tilles's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    71%
  • Cotton Mill Work

    14%
  • Street Laborer

    14%

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

Tilles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tilles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilles 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tilles. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tilles. For the veterans among your Tilles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilles Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilles lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Tilles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tilles in 1958 was 63, and 92 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tilles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilles 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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