Tilton Family History

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Tilton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Tolton, Talton, Bilton, Hilton, Wilton, Tipton, Milton, Kilton

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Tilton Family Origin

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Tilton Family Occupations

What did your Tilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tilton. 53% of Tilton men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Broker
  • Brakeman
  • Student

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Dressmaker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tilton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Tilton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Tilton. 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 Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Tilton. For the veterans among your Tilton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilton Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tilton in 1943 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tilton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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