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Hillman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived or worked on or near a hill or slope or in hilly country from Middle English hil(le) ‘hill’ or helde ‘slope’ + -man. Compare Hellman . Americanized form of German Hillmann .

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


Similar surnames: Hallman, Pillman, Willman, Millman, Billman, Hellman, Sillman

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Where is the Hillman family from?

You can see how Hillman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hillman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hillman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Hillman families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hillman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hillman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hillman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hillman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hillman. 16% of Hillman men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hillman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hillman were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 126,000 census records available for the last name Hillman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillman 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillman. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Hillman. For the veterans among your Hillman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hillman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hillman in 1941 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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