Bilson Family History

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Bilson Name Meaning

English: variant of Belson or an altered spelling of Billson, a patronymic from Bill 1.

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

Similar surnames: Gilson, Balson, Milson, Bulson, Bolson, Filson, Belson, Wilson

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Bilson Family Origin

Where is the Bilson family from?

Bilson Family Occupations

What did your Bilson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, Butcher and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bilson. A less common occupation for the Bilson family was General Lab. The most common Bilson occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 5% of Bilson's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher

  • Annuitant

  • General Lab


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

Bilson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bilson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilson 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 Bilson. 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 892 military records available for the last name Bilson. For the veterans among your Bilson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bilson Life Expectancy

What is the average Bilson lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bilson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bilson in 1955 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bilson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bilson 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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