Hilder Family History

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Hilder Name Meaning

English (mainly Sussex and Kent): topographic name from Middle English hilder ‘dweller on a slope’ (from Old English hylde ‘slope’).

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

Similar surnames: Helder, Holder, Halder, Hilmer, Hilger, Hiller, Filer, Wilmer, Holter

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Hilder Family Origin

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Hilder Family Occupations

What did your Hilder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, broom Maker, Dealer In Fire Anns. and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilder. A less common occupation for the Hilder family was Farmer. The most common Hilder occupation in the USA was Broom Maker. 14% of Hilder's were Broom Makers.

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  • Broom Maker

  • Dealer In Fire Anns.

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Hilder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hilder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilder 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilder. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hilder. For the veterans among your Hilder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilder Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilder lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Hilder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hilder in 1964 was 84, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilder 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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