Hilmes Family History

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Hilmes Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Hilmes near Hersfeld (Hesse) or from Hildesheim, which is called Hilm(e)sen in the local dialect.

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

Similar surnames: Holmes, Hils, Wilmes, Hilmer, Hiller, Hemmes, Hille, Biles, Gilles

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Hilmes Family Origin

Where is the Hilmes family from?

Hilmes Family Occupations

What did your Hilmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hilmes family was Farming. The most common Hilmes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hilmes's were Farmers. Farmer, Retired Farmer and Dairyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilmes.

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  • Farmer

  • Retired Farmer

  • Dairyman

  • Farming


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

Hilmes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hilmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilmes 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 124 immigration records available for the last name Hilmes. 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 236 military records available for the last name Hilmes. For the veterans among your Hilmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilmes Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilmes lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hilmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hilmes in 1951 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilmes 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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