Hilgendorf Family History

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Hilgendorf Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places so named, from Middle Low German hilge(n) ‘holy’ (inflected form of hillich) + dorp ‘village’.

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


Similar surnames: Hilgenberg, Langendorf, Mittendorf, Wellendorf, Middendorf, Elmendorf

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Hilgendorf Family Origin

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Hilgendorf Family Occupations

What did your Hilgendorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hilgendorf family was Cattle Broker. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilgendorf. The most common Hilgendorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Hilgendorf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Cattle Broker

    4%

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

Hilgendorf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hilgendorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilgendorf 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Hilgendorf. 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 756 military records available for the last name Hilgendorf. For the veterans among your Hilgendorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilgendorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilgendorf lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hilgendorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hilgendorf in 1944 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilgendorf

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