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Pille Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Dutch: from a shortened form of the personal name Billulf, composed of the elements bil ‘sword’, ‘axe’ + wulf ‘wolf’, or some other name with bil as the first element. For German, however, the most likely source is Pille, a French Huguenot name from the Dauphiné. English: variant spelling of Pill 2. French: habitational name from any of various minor places in northern France, so named from Old French pile, Latin pila, ‘pillar’, ‘column’. In Middle French pile denoted a trough used for crushing or pounding various materials, such as lime, and in some cases the surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for someone engaged in such work.

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

Similar surnames: Pelle, Pile, Hille, Spille, Pill, Pilley, Paille, Piller, Tilly

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Where is the Pille family from?

You can see how Pille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pille family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pille families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Pille family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Pille's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pille families in 1911.
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What did your Pille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pille. 31% of Pille men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Pille women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pille were Salesman and House Wife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Assistant
  • Stenographer
  • House Wife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pille 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 510 immigration records available for the last name Pille. 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 496 military records available for the last name Pille. For the veterans among your Pille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pille lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Pille in 1943 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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