Hildreth Family History

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Hildreth Name Meaning

Northern English: probably from a Middle English personal name, perhaps a variant of Eldridge.

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

Similar surnames: Heldreth, Eldreth, Hilder, Culbreth, Childrey, Hille, Childre

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Hildreth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hildreth name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hildreth. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Hildreth Family Origin

Where is the Hildreth family from?

Hildreth Family Occupations

What did your Hildreth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hildreth. A less common occupation for the Hildreth family was Carpenter. The most common Hildreth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hildreth's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Hildreth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Hildreth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hildreth 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hildreth. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Hildreth. For the veterans among your Hildreth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hildreth Life Expectancy

What is the average Hildreth lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hildreth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hildreth in 1951 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hildreth 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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