Tilson Family History

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Tilson Name Meaning

English: metronymic from the medieval female personal name Till.

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

Similar surnames: Wilson, Tilton, Tolson, Lipson, Sisson, Ipson, Belson, Hilson, Bulson

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Tilson Family Origin

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Tilson Family Occupations

What did your Tilson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tilson. 32% of Tilson men worked as a General Labourer and 86% of Tilson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tilson were Motor Driver and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Railway Clerk
  • Dock Labourer
  • Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant

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

Tilson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Tilson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tilson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tilson. For the veterans among your Tilson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilson Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilson lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tilson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tilson in 1950 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

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