Hilke Family History

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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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Hilke Family Origin

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Hilke Family Occupations

What did your Hilke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hilke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Hilke's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilke. A less common occupation for the Hilke family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Laborer

  • Clerk In Store


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

Hilke Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hilke Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilke 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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