Tillman Family History

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Tillman Name Meaning

English: variant of Tilman. Americanized spelling of German Tillmann.

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

Similar surnames: Tillmon, Willman, Stillman, Tellman, Hillman, Billman, Sillman

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Tillman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tillman name?

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


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Tillman Family Origin

Where is the Tillman family from?

Tillman Family Occupations

What did your Tillman ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Baker


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

Tillman Historical Records

What Tillman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Tillman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tillman 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Tillman. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Tillman. For the veterans among your Tillman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tillman Life Expectancy

What is the average Tillman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Tillman in 1943 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tillman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tillman 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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