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Pill Family History

Pill Surname Meaning

English (Cornwall):: topographic name for someone who lived by a creek stream or broad shallow piece of water (Middle English pill(e) pell(e) and pull(e) from Old English pyll). possibly a descriptive nickname for a small rotund person from Middle English Old French pile ‘little ball pill’. possibly from a Middle English personal name Pill.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gill, Pile, Pille, Hill, Mill, Will, Dill, Pell, Bill, Pilla

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Where is the Pill family from?

You can see how Pill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pill families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 194 Pill families living in Cornwall. This was about 27% of all the recorded Pill's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Pill families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pill. 15% of Pill men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Pill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pill were Farm Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Carter
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pill. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pill. For the veterans among your Pill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pill lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Pill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pill in 1963 was 89, and 79 in 2003.

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