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Billing Name Meaning

English: either a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Billing derived from Old English bil ‘sword’ or a habitational name from Great and Little Billing in Northamptonshire meaning ‘(settlement of) the followers (Old English -ingas) of a man called Bill(a) or Bȳdel’. German: from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old Saxon bīl ‘sword’. Danish and Norwegian: from an Old Danish personal name of uncertain origin. Swedish: habitational name from a shortened form of the placenames such as Billinge and Billingsfors.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bolling, Gilling, Pilling, Helling, Willing, Balling, Halling

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Where is the Billing family from?

You can see how Billing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Billing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Billing families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 304 Billing families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Billing's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Billing families in 1891.
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What did your Billing ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Billing. 9% of Billing men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Billing women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Billing were Joiner and Private Means. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Builders Labourer
  • Joiner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Billing. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Billing. For the veterans among your Billing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Billing lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Billing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Billing in 1956 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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