Tilman Family History

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Tilman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly a variant of Tilles with the addition of Yiddish man ‘man’, in the sense of ‘husband of Tile’.

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

Similar surnames: Kilman, Talman, Lipman, Milman, Titman, Stillman, Belman, Litman

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Tilman Family Origin

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Tilman Family Occupations

What did your Tilman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Tilman occupation in the UK was Labourer. 25% of Tilman's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilman. A less common occupation for the Tilman family was Carrier.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Carrier


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

Tilman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Tilman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilman 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 817 immigration records available for the last name Tilman. 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 Tilman. For the veterans among your Tilman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilman Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tilman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Tilman in 1954 was 43, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tilman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilman 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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