Hilson Family History

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Hilson Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic or metronymic from Hill 2.

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

Similar surnames: Hillson, Wilson, Hilton, Philson, Tilson, Gilson, Bilson, Filson

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Hilson Family Origin

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Hilson Family Occupations

What did your Hilson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hilson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Hilson's were Farmers. Farmer, Merchant and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilson. A less common occupation for the Hilson family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Hilson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hilson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilson. 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 Hilson. For the veterans among your Hilson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilson Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hilson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hilson in 1959 was 43, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilson 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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