Sills Family History

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Sills Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sill.

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

Similar surnames: Wills, Mills, Silas, Sill, Hills, Dills, Sells, Bills, Balls, Gills

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Sills Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sills name?

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


  • European Jewish


  • France


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Sills Family Origin

Where is the Sills family from?

Sills Family Occupations

What did your Sills ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • General Lab


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

Sills Historical Records

What Sills family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Sills. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sills 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sills. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Sills. For the veterans among your Sills ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sills Life Expectancy

What is the average Sills lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sills in 1946 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sills

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sills 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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