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Hilleary Name Meaning

English (Essex): variant of Hillary . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Hillery, Hillyard, Hilley, Millar, Hiller, Hillers, Mallary, Hillard

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Where is the Hilleary family from?

You can see how Hilleary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilleary family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilleary families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Hilleary families living in Maryland. This was about 88% of all the recorded Hilleary's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Hilleary families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hilleary surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hilleary ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hilleary. 27% of Hilleary men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Hilleary women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilleary were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    67%
  • Saleslady
    34%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hilleary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilleary 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 152 immigration records available for the last name Hilleary. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 673 military records available for the last name Hilleary. For the veterans among your Hilleary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilleary lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hilleary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Hilleary in 1944 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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