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Hillis Family History

Hillis Name Meaning
variant of Hills.variant of Hillhouse. In the British Isles, this name is now most frequent in northern Ireland and Scotland.

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

163,442 Historical Documents with Hillis on Ancestry.com
35,583 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,630 Military Records
4,127 Immigration Records
29,416 Census and Voter Lists
89,686 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hillis Families

  • Number of Hillis families
     41 - 79
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hillis families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hillis families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hillis census records

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Hillis Family Origin

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Hillis Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Hillis families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Hillis

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Hillis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hillis census records

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Hillis Civil War Service Records

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