Hilby Family History

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Hilby Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Lisby, Kilby, Filby, Bilby, Hemby, Milby, Wilby, Silsby, Billy

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Hilby Family Origin

Where is the Hilby family from?

Hilby Family Occupations

What did your Hilby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilby. A less common occupation for the Hilby family was Housekeeper. The most common Hilby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Hilby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Housekeeper


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

Hilby Historical Records

What Hilby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hilby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilby 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 101 immigration records available for the last name Hilby. 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 166 military records available for the last name Hilby. For the veterans among your Hilby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilby Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilby lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hilby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hilby in 1963 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilby 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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