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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

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Hillesheim Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Retired Merchant

    13%
  • Wagon Maker

    13%

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

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Hillesheim Historical Records

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Hillesheim Life Expectancy

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