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Sill Family History

Sill Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Silvester (see Silvester) or Silvanus (see Silvano).

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


Similar surnames: Hill, Gill, Mill, Will, Sall, Bill, Silk, Till, Fill, Rill

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Where is the Sill family from?

You can see how Sill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sill families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Sill families living in British Columbia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Sill's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sill families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sill ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sill. 56% of Sill 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
    56%
  • Commis
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
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What Sill family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Sill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sill 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 Sill. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sill. For the veterans among your Sill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sill lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sill in 1945 was 23, and 80 in 2004.

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