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Hillin Family History

Hillin Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Hilling or Hillian.

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


Similar surnames: Hillen, Hilling, Killin, Hollin, Helling, Hillis, Gillin, Millen

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Where is the Hillin family from?

You can see how Hillin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hillin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hillin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 54 Hillin families living in Texas. This was about 65% of all the recorded Hillin's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Hillin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hillin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hillin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hillin. 28% of Hillin men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Hillin women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hillin were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Housekeeping
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hillin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillin 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 409 immigration records available for the last name Hillin. 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 843 military records available for the last name Hillin. For the veterans among your Hillin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hillin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hillin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Hillin in 1959 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

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