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Nill Name Meaning

North German: from a personal name, a reduced form of Cornelius. South German: nickname for a big, crude or unmannered person, related to Middle High German nel ‘peak’ or nol ‘rounded elevation’.

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


Similar surnames: Nell, Noll, Dill, Lill, Zill, Gill, Will, Hill, Nigl, Bill

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Where is the Nill family from?

You can see how Nill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nill families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 26 Nill families living in Ontario. This was about 81% of all the recorded Nill's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nill families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nill ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Nill. 60% of Nill 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
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Nill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nill 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nill. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nill. For the veterans among your Nill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nill in 1944 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

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