Hillier Family History

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Hillier Name Meaning

English (southwest): occupational name for a roofer (tiler or thatcher), from an agent derivative of Middle English hele(n) ‘to cover’ (Old English helian). French: from the personal name Hillier (see Hillary).

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

Similar surnames: Hollier, Tiller, Diller, Vallier, Miller, Hiller, Gallier, Collier

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Hillier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hillier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hillier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hillier Family Origin

Where is the Hillier family from?

Hillier Family Occupations

What did your Hillier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hillier family was Keeping House. The most common Hillier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Hillier's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hillier.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Hillier Historical Records

What Hillier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 116,000 census records available for the last name Hillier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillier 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillier. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hillier. For the veterans among your Hillier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hillier Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillier lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hillier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hillier in 1943 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillier 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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