Tilly Family History

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Tilly Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Tilly (Tiliacum in medieval records). Examples in Eure and Calvados are so called from a Gallo-Roman personal name Tilius (perhaps from Latin tilia ‘lime tree’) + the locative suffix -acum; one in Seine-et-Oise gets its name from the personal name Attilius + -acum. Irish: variant of Tully.

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

Similar surnames: Billy, Sully, Lilly, Tilley, Gill, Dilly, Tully, Tally, Till, Iley

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Tilly Family Origin

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Tilly Family Occupations

What did your Tilly ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tilly. 18% of Tilly men worked as a Retired and 72% of Tilly women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tilly were Pensioner and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Retired
  • Railway Clerk
  • General Labourer
  • Pensioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tilly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tilly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilly 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 Tilly. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Tilly. For the veterans among your Tilly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilly Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilly lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Tilly in 1944 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilly 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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