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Kill Surname Meaning

German and Luxembourgish: from a short form of the personal name Kilian . German and Luxembourgish: habitational name from the village of Kill in the Eifel in Germany. Jewish: perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’. English (Hampshire and Wiltshire): perhaps from the Old Norse personal name Killi of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Kil, Gill, Koll, Dill, Kile, Hill, Nill, Will, Gell

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Where is the Kill family from?

You can see how Kill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kill families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 93 Kill families living in Hampshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Kill's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Kill families in 1891.
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What did your Kill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kill. 28% of Kill men worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties and 79% of Kill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kill were General Labourer (retired) and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    28%
  • Gardener
    19%
  • Incapacitated
    19%
  • General Labourer (retired)
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Kill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kill 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kill. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kill. For the veterans among your Kill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kill lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kill in 1955 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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