Kilian Family History

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Kilian Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Polish, and Czech (Kilián): from the Irish personal name Cillín (see Killeen). The Irish missionary St. Kilian is the patron saint of Würzburg.

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

Similar surnames: Killian, Kolman, Milian, Kalman, Kocian, Julian, Kirwan, Kelman

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Kilian Family Origin

Where is the Kilian family from?

Kilian Family Occupations

What did your Kilian ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kilian occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 25% of Kilian's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Kilian family was Musician. Annuitant, Gilder and M.D. Bonn were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilian.

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  • Annuitant

  • Gilder

  • M.D. Bonn

  • Musician


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

Kilian Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kilian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilian 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kilian. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kilian. For the veterans among your Kilian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilian Life Expectancy

What is the average Kilian lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kilian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Kilian in 1952 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilian

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kilian 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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