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Hilton Name Meaning

English (Lancashire) and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Cleveland, Derbyshire, and Shropshire, get the name from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Others, including those in Cumbria and Dorsetshire, have early forms in Hel- and probably have as their first element Old English hielde ‘slope’ or possibly helde ‘tansy’. English: some early examples such as Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219) point to occasional derivation from a personal name, possibly a Norman name Hildun, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + hun ‘bear cub’. The English surname is present in Ireland (mostly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century, though recorded earlier in Dublin).

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


Similar surnames: Chilton, Holton, Wilton, Hinton, Milton, Bilton, Halton, Helton

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Hilton Family Origin

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Hilton Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hilton family was Farming. The most common Hilton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hilton's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilton.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Hilton Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Hilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hilton in 1943 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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