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Dils Surname Meaning

German: variant of Dills . The surname Dils is rare in Germany. Compare Dilts . Flemish: variant of Diels . Possibly also an Americanized form of German Dilz (see Diltz ) or Diels or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname cognate with 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dies, Dile, Dills, Ris, Dilg, Hils, Dilks, Wilms, Dilts, Dill

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Where is the Dils family from?

You can see how Dils families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dils family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dils families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Dils families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Dils's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dils families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dils surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dils ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dils. 18% of Dils men worked as a Laborer and 42% of Dils women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dils were Foreman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Foreman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    42%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dils. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dils 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Dils. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 912 military records available for the last name Dils. For the veterans among your Dils ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dils lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dils life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dils in 1950 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

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