Hilsman Family History

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Hilsman Name Meaning

German (Hilsmann): from the personal name Hildo, a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Hildman, Hillman, Wildman, Alsman, Holsman, Hickman, Housman, Rissman

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Hilsman Family Origin

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Hilsman Family Occupations

What did your Hilsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hilsman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Hilsman's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilsman. A less common occupation for the Hilsman family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Hilsman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hilsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilsman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hilsman. 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 Hilsman. For the veterans among your Hilsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilsman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilsman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2003, in the United States, Hilsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hilsman in 1942 was 36, and 71 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilsman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilsman 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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