Tilton Family History

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Tilton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Tolton, Talton, Bilton, Hilton, Wilton, Tipton, Milton, Kilton

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Tilton Family Origin

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Tilton Family Occupations

What did your Tilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilton. A less common occupation for the Tilton family was Carpenter. The most common Tilton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Tilton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Tilton Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Tilton Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tilton in 1943 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tilton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilton 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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