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Billman Name Meaning

German (Billmann): variant of Bellmann see Bellman 2, or a name denoting a dweller by the Bille river near Hamburg. Perhaps a respelling of Swiss German Bielmann, a variant of Biehler, itself a variant of Buehler. English (East Anglia): possibly an occupational name for someone who made or used billhooks. Compare Biller.

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


Similar surnames: Bellman, Sillman, Ballman, Hillman, Willman, Pillman, Dillman

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Where is the Billman family from?

You can see how Billman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Billman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Billman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Billman families living in Manitoba. This was about 43% of all the recorded Billman's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Billman families in 1911.
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What did your Billman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Billman. 19% of Billman men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Billman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Billman were Machinist and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Billman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Billman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Billman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Billman. For the veterans among your Billman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Billman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Billman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Billman in 1953 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

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