Hillegass Family History

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Hillegass Name Meaning

German: from a variant of the Germanic personal name Hildegaud, composed of hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + got, of uncertain meaning (perhaps the same word as Goth).

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


Similar surnames: Hillegas, Hiller, Illes, Gilles, Hille, Hilligoss, Milligan, Viegas

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Hillegass Family Origin

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Hillegass Family Occupations

What did your Hillegass ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cigar Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hillegass. A less common occupation for the Hillegass family was Keeps House. The most common Hillegass occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hillegass's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Cigar Maker

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    6%

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

Hillegass Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hillegass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillegass 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hillegass. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hillegass. For the veterans among your Hillegass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hillegass Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillegass lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hillegass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hillegass in 1946 was 27, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillegass

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillegass 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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