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Zilles Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Zillies, a vernacular form of Cyriakus (see Zilch).

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


Similar surnames: Zills, Illes, Gilles, Ziller, Gillen, Cilley, Hille, Hiller, Gille

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Where is the Zilles family from?

You can see how Zilles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zilles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Zilles families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Zilles families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 47% of all the recorded Zilles's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Zilles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zilles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zilles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zilles. 30% of Zilles men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Real Estate
    20%
  • Operator
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zilles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zilles 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 160 immigration records available for the last name Zilles. 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 210 military records available for the last name Zilles. For the veterans among your Zilles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zilles lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Zilles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Zilles in 1957 was 57, and 91 in 2003.

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