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Tillis Family History

Tillis Name Meaning

English: metronymic from the medieval personal name Till. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Tilles.

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

Similar surnames: Tilles, Millis, Lillis, Till, Willis, Tillie, Tilly, Illes, Hillis

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Where is the Tillis family from?

You can see how Tillis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tillis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tillis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Tillis families living in New Brunswick. This was about 35% of all the recorded Tillis's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Tillis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tillis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tillis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tillis. 26% of Tillis men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Tillis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tillis were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Tillis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tillis 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 363 immigration records available for the last name Tillis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tillis. For the veterans among your Tillis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tillis lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tillis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tillis in 1954 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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