Tillson Family History

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Tillson Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Tilson.

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

Similar surnames: Willson, Tillison, Tillmon, Gillson, Jillson, Millson, Tillman

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Tillson Family Origin

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Tillson Family Occupations

What did your Tillson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tillson family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tillson. The most common Tillson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Tillson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Tillson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Tillson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tillson 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 874 immigration records available for the last name Tillson. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Tillson. For the veterans among your Tillson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tillson Life Expectancy

What is the average Tillson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tillson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tillson in 1945 was 26, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tillson 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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