Hils Name Meaning

German (Lower Rhine-Westphalia) and French (Alsace): topographic name for someone who lived near a stand or grove of holly, from a dialect form of hülse ‘holly’ (Ilex aquifolium). Compare Hulst. This is also the name of a range of wooded hills near Hildesheim. from a short form of a Germanic personal name with hild ‘fight’, ‘battle’ as the first element.

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

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Hils Family Origin

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Hils Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Baker

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hils family was Baker. The most common Hils occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 11% of Hils's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hils.

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Hils Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Hils life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hils in 1963 was 81, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hils

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