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Hilliard Name Meaning

English (southeastern England and Midlands):: variant of Hillier with excrescent -d. Compare Hillard Heller and Hellard . of Norman origin from the Middle English female personal name Hildiard Holdiard Anglo-Norman French forms of ancient Germanic Hildigard Hildiardis from hild ‘battle’ + gard ‘protective enclosure yard’. Either this or the name above was brought to Ireland from Yorkshire in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Villard, Gilliard, Hilliker, Millard, Willard, Billard, Pollard

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Where is the Hilliard family from?

You can see how Hilliard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilliard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilliard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 287 Hilliard families living in London. This was about 34% of all the recorded Hilliard's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hilliard families in 1891.
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What did your Hilliard ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, French Polisher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hilliard. 18% of Hilliard men worked as a French Polisher and 72% of Hilliard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilliard were Wood Machinist and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • French Polisher
    18%
  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Wood Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
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Census Records

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Hilliard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilliard 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilliard. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Hilliard. For the veterans among your Hilliard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilliard lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hilliard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hilliard in 1941 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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