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Hilbert Family History

Hilbert Name Meaning

English, French, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Hiebert, Filbert, Gilbert, Wilbert, Hulbert, Helbert, Milbert

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Where is the Hilbert family from?

You can see how Hilbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilbert families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Hilbert families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hilbert's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hilbert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hilbert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hilbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hilbert. 17% of Hilbert men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Hilbert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilbert were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Hilbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilbert 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilbert. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hilbert. For the veterans among your Hilbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilbert lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hilbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hilbert in 1950 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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