Hillesheim Family History

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Hillesheim Name Meaning

German (northern and central) and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Hildesheim or from any of several places named Hillesheim in Hesse and the Rhineland. The place name is probably from the genitive case of a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + Old High German heim ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Oppenheim, Hillestad, Hiller, Hille, Millstein, Nesheim, Nettesheim

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Hillesheim Family Origin

Where is the Hillesheim family from?

Hillesheim Family Occupations

What did your Hillesheim ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hillesheim occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hillesheim's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Retired Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hillesheim. A less common occupation for the Hillesheim family was Wagon Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Retired Merchant

  • Wagon Maker


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

Hillesheim Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hillesheim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillesheim 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 335 immigration records available for the last name Hillesheim. 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 340 military records available for the last name Hillesheim. For the veterans among your Hillesheim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hillesheim Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillesheim lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hillesheim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Hillesheim in 1959 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillesheim

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillesheim 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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