Zills Family History

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Zills Name Meaning

German: vernacular form of Cyriakus (see Zilch).

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

Similar surnames: Zilles, Zill, Wills, Hille, Bill, Eilts, Mills, Zins, Wilms, Gille

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Zills Family Origin

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Zills Family Occupations

What did your Zills ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zills. A less common occupation for the Zills family was Farmer. The most common Zills occupation in the USA was Farming. 67% of Zills's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Zills Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 812 census records available for the last name Zills. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zills 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 32 immigration records available for the last name Zills. 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 314 military records available for the last name Zills. For the veterans among your Zills ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zills Life Expectancy

What is the average Zills lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Zills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Zills in 1958 was 63, and 58 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zills 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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