Kilman Family History

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Kilman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’ + man ‘man’. Scottish: variant of Kelman. Possibly an altered spelling of German Killmann (see Killman).

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

Similar surnames: Kinman, Kelman, Tilman, Kolman, Kielman, Milman, Kulman, Gilman

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Kilman Family Origin

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Kilman Family Occupations

What did your Kilman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kilman occupation in Canada was Son. 22% of Kilman's were Sons. A less common occupation for the Kilman family was Laborer. Son, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilman.

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  • Son

  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Laborer


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

Kilman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kilman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilman 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 927 immigration records available for the last name Kilman. 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 611 military records available for the last name Kilman. For the veterans among your Kilman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilman Life Expectancy

What is the average Kilman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kilman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kilman in 1954 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kilman 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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