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Hiller Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone living by a hill. See Hill 1. German: metronymic from Hille, a pet form of the female personal name Hildegund (see Hilke). North German, Frisian, and Dutch: from a masculine personal beginning with the Germanic element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’. German: variant of Hüller (see Huller).

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


Similar surnames: Heller, Hilmer, Hillen, Hille, Holler, Huller, Hilger, Tiller, Haller

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Where is the Hiller family from?

You can see how Hiller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hiller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hiller families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Hiller families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Hiller's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hiller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hiller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hiller. 14% of Hiller men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hiller women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hiller were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Hiller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiller 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hiller. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Hiller. For the veterans among your Hiller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hiller lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hiller in 1949 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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