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Still Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and German: nickname for a calm man, from Middle English, Middle High German stille ‘calm’, ‘still’. The German name may also have denoted a (deaf) mute, from the same word in the sense ‘silent’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fish trap in a river, from Middle English still, stell ‘fish trap’. German: habitational name from a place so named, in Alsace, near Strasbourg.

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


Similar surnames: Grill, Stull, Stall, Stell, Stoll, Toll, Gill, Stiller, Stile, Mill

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Where is the Still family from?

You can see how Still families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Still family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Still families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 91 Still families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Still's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Still families in 1911.
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What did your Still ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Still. 55% of Still men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Still women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Still were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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
    55%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Teamster
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%
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Census Records

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Still. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Still 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Still. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Still. For the veterans among your Still ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Still lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Still life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Still in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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