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Hiles Family History

Hiles Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Viles, Miles, Iles, Biles, Whiles, Hyles, Hines, Hales, Niles, Jiles

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Where is the Hiles family from?

You can see how Hiles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hiles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hiles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Hiles families living in Kentucky. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hiles's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Hiles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hiles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hiles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hiles. 21% of Hiles men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Hiles women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hiles were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Hiles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiles 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 Hiles. 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 Hiles. For the veterans among your Hiles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hiles lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hiles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Hiles in 1945 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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