Achilles Family History

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Achilles Name Meaning

German humanistic name or soldier’s name, with reference to the prowess and near invulnerability of the classical Greek hero, the leading warrior of the Greek army at the siege of Troy (Greek Akhilleus). In other cases, possibly an Americanized form of names in other languages based on Greek Akhilleus, such as Italian Achille (three syllables), French Achille (two syllables).

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

Similar surnames: Achille, Cilley, D'achille, Schille, Illes, Hiller, Charles, Aumiller

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Achilles Family Origin

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Achilles Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Achilles occupation in the UK was House Painter. 25% of Achilles's were House Painters. House Painter, Journeyman Cabinet Maker and Ladies Nurse were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Achilles. A less common occupation for the Achilles family was Writer Civil Service. O.S.O..

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  • House Painter

  • Journeyman Cabinet Maker

  • Ladies Nurse

  • Writer Civil Service. O.S.O.


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Achilles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Achilles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Achilles 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Achilles. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Achilles. For the veterans among your Achilles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Achilles Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Achilles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Achilles in 1962 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

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