Still Family History

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Still Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and German: nickname for a calm man, from Middle English, Middle High German stille ‘calm’, ‘still’. The German name may also have denoted a (deaf) mute, from the same word in the sense ‘silent’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fish trap in a river, from Middle English still, stell ‘fish trap’. German: habitational name from a place so named, in Alsace, near Strasbourg.

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

Similar surnames: Grill, Stull, Stall, Stell, Stoll, Toll, Gill, Stiller, Stile, Mill

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Still Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Still name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Still Family Origin

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Still Family Occupations

What did your Still ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Still family was Carpenter. The most common Still occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Still's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Still.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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Still Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Still. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Still 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Still. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Still. For the veterans among your Still ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Still Life Expectancy

What is the average Still lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Still life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Still in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Still 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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