Hilling Family History

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Hilling Name Meaning

topographic name from an unattested Old English word, hylling ‘hill-dweller’. variant of Hillian.

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

Similar surnames: Helling, Holling, Halling, Pilling, Gilling, Shilling, Hillin

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Hilling Family Origin

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Hilling Family Occupations

What did your Hilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hilling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Hilling's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilling. A less common occupation for the Hilling family was At Print Works.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • At Print Works


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

Hilling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hilling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilling 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 626 immigration records available for the last name Hilling. 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 Hilling. For the veterans among your Hilling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilling Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilling lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hilling in 1942 was 27, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilling 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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