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Hilliard Family History

Hilliard Name Meaning
English: from the Norman female personal name Hildiarde, Hildegard, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gard ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. The surname has been in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

596,637 Historical Documents with Hilliard on Ancestry.com
133,612 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,943 Military Records
6,317 Immigration Records
86,093 Census and Voter Lists
353,672 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hilliard Families

  • Number of Hilliard families
     123 - 243
     42 - 122
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hilliard families
     145 - 287
     49 - 144
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hilliard families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hilliard Family Origin

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Hilliard Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hilliard

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Hilliard Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hilliard census records

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Hilliard Civil War Service Records

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