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Hil Family History

Hil Surname Meaning

Altered form of English Hill . Dutch (Van den Hil): topographic name from hil hul ‘hill’ particularly in the sense of a flight hill above sea level in the southwestern Netherlands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hill, Kil, Hils, Hild, Gil, Heil, Hix, Hilt, Hail, Hile

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Where is the Hil family from?

You can see how Hil families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hil family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hil families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Hil families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 57% of all the recorded Hil's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Hil families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hil surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hil ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hil. 82% of Hil women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Domestic Help
    19%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hil 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 513 immigration records available for the last name Hil. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Hil. For the veterans among your Hil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hil lifespan?

Between 1974 and 2002, in the United States, Hil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hil in 1974 was 45, and 54 in 2002.

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