Dills Family History

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Dills Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch Dils. English: infrequent variant of Dill.

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

Similar surnames: Dille, Dils, Dilly, Mills, Dill, Bills, Gills, Doll, Hille, Wilts

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Dills Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dills name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dills. 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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Dills Family Origin

Where is the Dills family from?

Dills Family Occupations

What did your Dills ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dills occupation in the UK was Collier. 100% of Dills's were Colliers.

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  • Collier


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

Dills Historical Records

What Dills family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Dills. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dills 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 527 immigration records available for the last name Dills. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dills. For the veterans among your Dills ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dills Life Expectancy

What is the average Dills lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dills in 1943 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dills 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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