Bills Family History

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Bills Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. In some cases at least it is a derivative of Dutch bijl ‘axe’; in other cases it is clearly of English origin.

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

Similar surnames: Dills, Brill, Bilas, Billy, Bill, Biles, Biss, Wills, Balls, Mills

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Bills Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bills name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bills. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bills Family Origin

Where is the Bills family from?

Bills Family Occupations

What did your Bills ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bills occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Bills's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Bills family was Hawker. Coal Miner, Farmer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bills.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Hawker


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

Bills Historical Records

What Bills family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Bills. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bills 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bills. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Bills. For the veterans among your Bills ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bills Life Expectancy

What is the average Bills lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bills in 1947 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bills 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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