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Tillson Family History

Tillson Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Tilson.

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

Similar surnames: Willson, Tillison, Tillmon, Gillson, Jillson, Millson, Tillman

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Where is the Tillson family from?

You can see how Tillson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tillson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tillson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Tillson families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Tillson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tillson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tillson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tillson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tillson. .

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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

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Tillson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tillson 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 874 immigration records available for the last name Tillson. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Tillson. For the veterans among your Tillson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tillson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tillson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tillson in 1945 was 26, and 70 in 2004.

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