Drill Family History

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Drill Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of German Trill, a topographic name for someone who lived by the turnstile at the entrance to a village, or an Americanized spelling of German Trüll (see Trull).

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


Similar surnames: Brill, Prill, Dill, Crill, Drish, Still, Doll, Grill, Krill, Dell

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Drill Family Origin

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Drill Family Occupations

What did your Drill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Iron Mongers Manager and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Drill. 20% of Drill men worked as an Iron Mongers Manager and 25% of Drill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drill were Publishers Manager and Domestic Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Iron Mongers Manager
    20%
  • Mechanic (car)
    20%
  • Pigman On Farm
    20%
  • Publishers Manager
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    25%
  • jam Factory Hand
    13%
  • Cashierbutchers
    13%
  • Domestic Cook
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Drill Historical Records

What Drill family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Drill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Drill

Passenger List

There are 500 immigration records available for the last name Drill. 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 645 military records available for the last name Drill. For the veterans among your Drill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drill Life Expectancy

What is the average Drill lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Drill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Drill in 1962 was 58, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drill 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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