Hilgers Family History

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Hilgers Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Hilger.

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


Similar surnames: Hillers, Hilgert, Hilker, Helmers, Willers, Hilger, Wiegers, Eilers

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Hilgers Family Origin

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Hilgers Family Occupations

What did your Hilgers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hilgers family was Hotel Keeper. The most common Hilgers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Hilgers's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilgers.

View Census data for Hilgers | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    35%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Hotel Keeper

    5%

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

Hilgers Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hilgers Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilgers lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hilgers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hilgers in 1953 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilgers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilgers 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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