Tilghman Family History

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Tilghman Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Tilchmann, an occupational name for someone who raised or tended trees, from Middle Low German telge ‘branch’, ‘young tree’, ‘seedling’.

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


Similar surnames: Hilgeman, Hillman, Eilerman, Tangeman, Willman, Sillman, Tishman

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Tilghman Family Origin

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Tilghman Family Occupations

What did your Tilghman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tilghman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Tilghman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilghman. A less common occupation for the Tilghman family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    24%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Tilghman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tilghman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilghman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tilghman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tilghman. For the veterans among your Tilghman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilghman Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilghman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tilghman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Tilghman in 1947 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tilghman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilghman 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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