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Origins of the Jilson surname

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About the Jilsons

We have a total number of 95 records for people with the last name Jilson.

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Where do most Jilsons live?

In 1921, most Jilsons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Jilsons

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 60 records for the Jilson surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Jilsons most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Jilson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Sarah

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Common jobs for Jilsons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Jilsons in 1921


General Servant


General Servt Domestic






Common Male occupations for Jilsons in 1921
Coal Miner Hewer




Ag Labr


Farms 6 Acres & Labourer


General Labourer


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