Hillestad Family History

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Hillestad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Hillestad, from the Old Norse female personal name Hildr, literally ‘battle’, or any of several other names beginning with Hild- (for example Hildufr, Hildir) + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’. In one example in Hordaland county the last element is Old Norse stoð ‘landing place’ (for boats).

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


Similar surnames: Hatlestad, Kallestad, Ellestad, Holstad, Hunstad, Folkestad, Ulvestad

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Hillestad Family Origin

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Hillestad Family Occupations

What did your Hillestad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hillestad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 89% of Hillestad's were Farmers. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hillestad.

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  • Farmer

    89%
  • Farming

    11%

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

Hillestad Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hillestad Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillestad lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hillestad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Hillestad in 1953 was 27, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillestad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillestad 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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