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Hilst Family History

Hilst Name Meaning

Dutch or North German: variant of Hulst.

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

Similar surnames: Hulst, Holst, Hils, Huls, Hirst, Hille, Hilke, Holt, Helt, Hilla

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Where is the Hilst family from?

You can see how Hilst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilst family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Hilst families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 29 Hilst families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Hilst's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hilst families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hilst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hilst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hilst. 40% of Hilst men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
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What Hilst family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 835 census records available for the last name Hilst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 302 immigration records available for the last name Hilst. 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 Cards

There are 443 military records available for the last name Hilst. For the veterans among your Hilst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilst lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Hilst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hilst in 1965 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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