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Ill Family History

Ill Name Meaning

Perhaps a respelling of German Ihl, a variant of Ihle.

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


Similar surnames: Till, Illg, Kill, Zill, Ilg, Ell, Rill, Lill, Will, Nill

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Where is the Ill family from?

You can see how Ill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ill families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Ill families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Ill's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ill families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ill. 20% of Ill 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farming
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Student
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    100%
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What Ill family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Ill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ill 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 Ill. 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 53,000 military records available for the last name Ill. For the veterans among your Ill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ill lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ill in 1963 was 83, and 80 in 2004.

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