Tillinghast Family History

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Tillinghast Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tillinghurst in Sussex, earlier Tytyngehurst ‘wooded hill of Tytta’s family or followers’, from the Old English personal name Tytta + -inga- ‘of the family or followers of’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Dillingham, Fillingham, Gillingham, Billingham, Billington, Allingham

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Tillinghast Family Origin

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Tillinghast Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk

  • Bookkeeper


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In 1880, the most common Tillinghast occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Tillinghast's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tillinghast family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tillinghast.

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Tillinghast Historical Records

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Tillinghast Life Expectancy

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