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Hilker Family History

Hilker Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: variant of Hilke. German and Dutch: variant of Hilger.

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


Similar surnames: Hiller, Hilke, Hilmer, Hinker, Helke, Wilker, Hilber, Hilkert, Hille

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Where is the Hilker family from?

You can see how Hilker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Hilker families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hilker's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hilker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hilker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hilker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hilker. 21% of Hilker men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hilker women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilker were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hilker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hilker. For the veterans among your Hilker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hilker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hilker in 1954 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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