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Zill Surname Meaning

German:: metonymic occupational name for someone who piloted a river barge from Middle High German zülle zulle zille ‘river barge’. from a short form of a vernacular form of the personal name Zyriak (see Cyriac ) or of the female personal name Cäcilie (German form of Cecilia; see Sisley ). habitational name from any of the places so named in Bavaria and Austria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dill, Gill, Hill, Mill, Bill, Will, Nill, Zoll, Till, Lill

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Where is the Zill family from?

You can see how Zill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zill families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Zill families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Zill's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Zill families in 1891.
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What did your Zill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Zill. 100% of Zill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 564 immigration records available for the last name Zill. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Zill. For the veterans among your Zill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zill lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Zill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Zill in 1954 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

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