Tillis Family History

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Tillis Name Meaning

English: metronymic from the medieval personal name Till. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Tilles.

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

Similar surnames: Tilles, Millis, Lillis, Till, Willis, Tillie, Tilly, Illes, Hillis

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Tillis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tillis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tillis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Tillis Family Origin

Where is the Tillis family from?

Tillis Family Occupations

What did your Tillis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Tillis occupation in the UK was Carman. 100% of Tillis's were Carmans.

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  • Carman


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

Tillis Historical Records

What Tillis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Tillis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tillis 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 363 immigration records available for the last name Tillis. 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 Tillis. For the veterans among your Tillis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tillis Life Expectancy

What is the average Tillis lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tillis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tillis in 1954 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tillis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tillis 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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