Hilgeman Family History

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Hilgeman Name Meaning

North German (Hilgemann): occupational name for a member of a church council, from Middle Low German hilge ‘holy’ (inflected form of hillich) + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Hillman, Hageman, Hegeman, Tilghman, Haldeman, Wileman, Holterman

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Hilgeman Family Origin

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Hilgeman Family Occupations

What did your Hilgeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Brickmaker, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilgeman. A less common occupation for the Hilgeman family was Butcher. The most common Hilgeman occupation in the USA was Brickmaker. 14% of Hilgeman's were Brickmakers.

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  • Brickmaker

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Butcher

    7%

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

Hilgeman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hilgeman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilgeman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hilgeman. 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 Hilgeman. For the veterans among your Hilgeman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilgeman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilgeman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hilgeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hilgeman in 1945 was 56, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilgeman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilgeman 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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