Zill Family History

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Zill Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for someone who piloted a river barge, from Middle High German zülle, zulle, zille ‘river barge’. from the personal name Cyliak (a variant of Cyriak; see Zilch) or of the female personal name Cäcilie (German form of Cecilia).

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

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

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Zill Family Origin

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Zill Family Occupations

What did your Zill ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Zill occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 50% of Zill's were Charwomans. Charwoman and Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zill.

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  • Charwoman

  • Merchant


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

Zill Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Zill Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zill 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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