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Hillmann Name Meaning

North German: from an elaborated form of the personal name Hille (a shortened form of Hildebrand ) + -mann ‘man’. German: habitational name for someone from Hille near Minden or from Hillemann near Heiligenstadt (Eichsfeld).

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


Similar surnames: Tillmann, Hellmann, Willmann, Hillman, Hollmann, Hildman, Bollmann

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Where is the Hillmann family from?

You can see how Hillmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hillmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hillmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Hillmann family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Hillmann's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Hillmann families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hillmann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hillmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hillmann. 45% of Hillmann men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Hillmann women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hillmann were Salesman and Housework. .

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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
    45%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housework
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hillmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillmann 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillmann. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hillmann. For the veterans among your Hillmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hillmann lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Hillmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hillmann in 1961 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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