Hilding Family History

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Hilding Name Meaning

Swedish: from the personal name Hilding, which was popularized in the 19th century thanks to the poem Fritjofs saga by Esaias Tegnér, who took it from Old Icelandic Hildingr (from hildingr ‘chieftain’). Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Hild.

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

Similar surnames: Wilding, Harding, Golding, Billing, Willing, Helling, Bolding

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Hilding Family Origin

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Hilding Family Occupations

What did your Hilding ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hilding. 60% of Hilding men worked as a Cotton Weaver and 56% of Hilding women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilding were General Farm Labourer and Flower Hawker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Weaver
  • General Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Flower Hawker

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

Hilding Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hilding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilding 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 910 immigration records available for the last name Hilding. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 282 military records available for the last name Hilding. For the veterans among your Hilding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilding Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hilding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Hilding in 1963 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

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