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Hild Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a short form of Hildebrand or other compound names with the same initial element, hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’. English: from the medieval female personal name Hilda (Old English Hild), representing a short form of compound names with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’. Compare Hilliard, for example.

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


Similar surnames: Hill, Held, Hils, Hilt, Wild, Hilke, Child, Hind, Bird, Hand

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Where is the Hild family from?

You can see how Hild families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hild family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hild families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hild family living in Kentucky. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hild's in the USA. Kentucky and 3 other states had the highest population of Hild families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hild surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hild ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hild. 20% of Hild men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Hild women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hild were Carpenter and Bookkeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hild 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hild. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hild. For the veterans among your Hild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hild lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hild in 1944 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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