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Hilburn Family History

Hilburn Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Wilburn, Milburn, Kilburn, Milbury, Shelburne, Colburn, Tilbury

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Where is the Hilburn family from?

You can see how Hilburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilburn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Hilburn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hilburn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hilburn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hilburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hilburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hilburn. 26% of Hilburn men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Hilburn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilburn were Operator and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Hilburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilburn 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 639 immigration records available for the last name Hilburn. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hilburn. For the veterans among your Hilburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilburn lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hilburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hilburn in 1950 was 77, and 74 in 2004.

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