Billen Family History

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Billen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Boudewijn (see Baldwin). English: variant of Bullen.

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


Similar surnames: Gillen, Hillen, Millen, Pillen, Biller, Billet, Hiller, Willen, Hille

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Billen Family Origin

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Billen Family Occupations

What did your Billen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Billen. 34% of Billen men worked as a Farmer and 64% of Billen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Billen were Carpenter and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Dairy Farmer
    23%
  • Mason (retired)
    23%
  • Carpenter
    23%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Household Duties
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Billen Historical Records

What Billen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Billen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Billen 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 501 immigration records available for the last name Billen. 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 402 military records available for the last name Billen. For the veterans among your Billen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Billen Life Expectancy

What is the average Billen lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Billen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Billen in 1961 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Billen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Billen 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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