Hilburn Family History

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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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Hilburn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hilburn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hilburn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • France


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Hilburn Family Origin

Where is the Hilburn family from?

Hilburn Family Occupations

What did your Hilburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilburn. The most common Hilburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Hilburn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hilburn family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hilburn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hilburn Historical Records

What Hilburn family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hilburn Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilburn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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