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Hilgers Family History

Hilgers Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from Hilger .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Hilgers family from?

You can see how Hilgers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilgers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Hilgers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 27 Hilgers families living in Minnesota. This was about 28% of all the recorded Hilgers's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Hilgers families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hilgers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hilgers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hilgers. 29% of Hilgers men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Hilgers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilgers were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    35%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • File Clerk
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 573 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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.

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