Pill Family History

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Pill Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a tidal creek or an inlet of the sea, Old English pyll, or a habitational name from Pylle in Somerset, which was named with this word. descriptive nickname for a small, rotund person, from Middle English, Old French pil(l)e ‘ball’.

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

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

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Pill Family Origin

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Pill Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pill family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pill. The most common Pill occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Pill's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Housekeeper

  • Blacksmith


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Pill Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pill Life Expectancy

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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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