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Billing Name Meaning

English: either from a Middle English survival of an Old English personal name, Billing, or a habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire called Billing, probably ‘(settlement of) the followers (Old English -ingas) of a man called Bill(a)’. German: from a Germanic personal name, formed with a cognate of Old Saxon bil ‘sword’. Danish and Norwegian: from an Old Danish personal name, Billing. Swedish: shortened form of various habitational names such as Billinge, Billingsfors, etc.

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


Similar surnames: Bolling, Gilling, Pilling, Helling, Willing, Balling, Halling

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Where is the Billing family from?

You can see how Billing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Billing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Billing families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 73 Billing families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Billing's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Billing families in 1911.
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What did your Billing ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Billing. 27% of Billing men worked as a Farmer.

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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 Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Billing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Billing 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Billing. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Billing. For the veterans among your Billing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Billing lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Billing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Billing in 1956 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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