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Tillman Family History

Tillman Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English tilman ‘farmer husbandman farm laborer plowman’. English: occupational name from Middle English tile ‘tile’ + man ‘man’ for a tile-maker or roofer. Compare Tyler . English: from the Middle English female personal name Till + man ‘man’ an occupational or status name meaning ‘servant of Till’. Americanized form of German and Danish Tillmann . Compare Tilman .

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

Similar surnames: Tillmon, Willman, Stillman, Tellman, Hillman, Billman, Sillman

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Where is the Tillman family from?

You can see how Tillman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tillman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tillman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Tillman families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Tillman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tillman families in 1840.
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What did your Tillman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tillman. 23% of Tillman men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Tillman women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tillman were Salesman and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laundress
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Tillman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tillman 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Tillman. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Tillman. For the veterans among your Tillman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tillman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Tillman in 1943 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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