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Hille Name Meaning

English: variant of Hill 1. North German: from the personal name Hille, a pet form of Hildebrand. Dutch: from the place name ten Hulle, from hulle ‘hill’, found in many parts of the Netherlands. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway, mostly on islands, named Hille, from Old Norse hilla ‘terrace’, ‘ledge’.

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


Similar surnames: Pille, Helle, Hiller, Hill, Halle, Hillen, Hilke, Holle, Bille, Gille

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Where is the Hille family from?

You can see how Hille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hille family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hille families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hille families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hille's in the USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Hille families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hille surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hille. 22% of Hille men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Hille women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hille were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hille 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hille. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hille. For the veterans among your Hille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hille lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hille in 1951 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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