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Hilke Family History

Hilke Name Meaning

North German, Frisian, and Dutch: usually from a pet form of Hildegund, a Germanic female name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’ + gund ‘battle’. The Dutch surname is sometimes derived from a masculine personal name such as Hildebrand or Hilger.

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


Similar surnames: Hille, Hiller, Hilmer, Hillen, Hild, Hilker, Wilke, Hils, Hapke, Hilt

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Where is the Hilke family from?

You can see how Hilke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hilke families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 53 Hilke families living in Missouri. This was about 34% of all the recorded Hilke's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hilke families in 1880.
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What did your Hilke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hilke. 34% of Hilke men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Hilke women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilke were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hilke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilke 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 780 immigration records available for the last name Hilke. 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 477 military records available for the last name Hilke. For the veterans among your Hilke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hilke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hilke in 1957 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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