Tilly Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Tilly (Tiliacum in medieval records). Examples in Eure and Calvados are so called from a Gallo-Roman personal name Tilius (perhaps from Latin tilia ‘lime tree’) + the locative suffix -acum; one in Seine-et-Oise gets its name from the personal name Attilius + -acum. Irish: variant of Tully.

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


Similar surnames: Billy, Sully, Lilly, Tilley, Gill, Dilly, Tully, Tally, Till, Iley

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Tilly Family Origin

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Tilly Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilly. The most common Tilly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Tilly's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tilly family was Farm Laborer.

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Tilly Historical Records

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Tilly Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Tilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Tilly in 1944 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tilly

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