Tilson Family History

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Tilson Name Meaning

English: metronymic from the medieval female personal name Till.

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

Similar surnames: Wilson, Tilton, Tolson, Lipson, Sisson, Ipson, Belson, Hilson, Bulson

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Tilson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tilson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tilson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Norway


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Tilson Family Origin

Where is the Tilson family from?

Tilson Family Occupations

What did your Tilson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilson. The most common Tilson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Tilson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tilson family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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

Tilson Historical Records

What Tilson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Tilson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tilson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tilson. For the veterans among your Tilson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilson Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilson lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tilson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tilson in 1950 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilson 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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