Dillen Family History

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Dillen Name Meaning

Dutch: Brabantine variant of Gielen, a patronymic from a vernacular form of Ægidius (see Giles). German: probably from a variant of Thielen (see Thiel). Possibly an altered spelling of Dillon.

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

Similar surnames: Gillen, Pillen, Dilley, Hillen, Billen, Millen, Dillon, Dillin, Gille

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Dillen Family Origin

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Dillen Family Occupations

What did your Dillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dillen occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 10% of Dillen's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Draper and Fishing Rod Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dillen. A less common occupation for the Dillen family was Gardener.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Draper

  • Fishing Rod Maker

  • Gardener


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

Dillen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Dillen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dillen 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 Dillen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dillen. For the veterans among your Dillen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dillen Life Expectancy

What is the average Dillen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dillen in 1950 was 23, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dillen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dillen 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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