Hilmer Family History

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Hilmer Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hildemar, formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + mari ‘famous’. German (South German and Austrian): contracted form of Hillmeier, which is a topographic name derived from Middle High German hülwe ‘water-hole’ + meier ‘(tenant) farmer’.

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

Similar surnames: Hiller, Helmer, Hilger, Hilke, Holmer, Gilmer, Hillen, Wilmer, Kimmer

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Hilmer Family Origin

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Hilmer Family Occupations

What did your Hilmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilmer. A less common occupation for the Hilmer family was Farming. The most common Hilmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hilmer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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Hilmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hilmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilmer. 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 Hilmer. For the veterans among your Hilmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilmer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hilmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hilmer in 1953 was 46, and 92 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilmer 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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