Hilger Family History

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Hilger Name Meaning

German, Dutch, French, and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gar, ger ‘spear’. This name was taken to England by the Normans; however, in East Anglia the surname is from an Old Danish personal name of similar origin.

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

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Hilger Family Origin

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Hilger Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Grocer

    3%
  • Hotel Keeper

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hilger family was Hotel Keeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilger. The most common Hilger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hilger's were Farmers.

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Hilger Historical Records

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Hilger Life Expectancy

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