Dillard Family History

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Dillard Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Dollard. The name was in VA by 1698.

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

Similar surnames: Dollard, Lillard, Millard, Hillard, Dilliard, Gillard, Willard

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Dillard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dillard name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Dillard Family Origin

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Dillard Family Occupations

What did your Dillard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dillard occupation in the UK was Ball Furnaceman. 50% of Dillard's were Ball Furnacemans. Ball Furnaceman and Nailmaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dillard.

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  • Ball Furnaceman

  • Nailmaker


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

Dillard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Dillard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dillard 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dillard. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Dillard. For the veterans among your Dillard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dillard Life Expectancy

What is the average Dillard lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dillard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dillard in 1940 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dillard 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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