Sill Family History

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Sill Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Silvester (see Silvester) or Silvanus (see Silvano).

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

Similar surnames: Hill, Gill, Mill, Will, Sall, Bill, Silk, Till, Fill, Rill

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Sill Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sill name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sill. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Sill Family Origin

Where is the Sill family from?

Sill Family Occupations

What did your Sill ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sill occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Sill's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sill family was Coachman (ND). Farmer, Coal Miner and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sill.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Carpenter

  • Coachman (ND)


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

Sill Historical Records

What Sill family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Sill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sill 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 Sill. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sill. For the veterans among your Sill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sill Life Expectancy

What is the average Sill lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sill in 1945 was 23, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sill 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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