Dilling Family History

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Dilling Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation; it may be from Dylling ‘son of Dylla’, or from dylling ‘the dull one’. German: metronymic from the female personal name Dilli, in Westphalia a pet form of Ottilie. German: variant of Dillinger.

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

Similar surnames: Billing, Willing, Delling, Rolling, Pilling, Gilling, Alling, Dillon

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Dilling Family Origin

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Dilling Family Occupations

What did your Dilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dilling occupation in Canada was Brick Layer. 50% of Dilling's were Brick Layers. Brick Layer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dilling.

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  • Brick Layer

  • Farmer


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

Dilling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dilling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilling 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dilling. 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 Card

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

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Dilling Life Expectancy

What is the average Dilling lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dilling in 1953 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dilling 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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