Hilger Family History

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Hilger Name Meaning

German, Dutch, French, and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gar, ger ‘spear’. This name was taken to England by the Normans; however, in East Anglia the surname is from an Old Danish personal name of similar origin.

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

Similar surnames: Hiller, Hilmer, Wilger, Hillen, Hilke, Wilmer, Hille, Huger, Hegger

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Hilger Family Origin

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Hilger Family Occupations

What did your Hilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hilger occupation in the UK was Instrument Maker Employing 8 Men (Philosophical). 50% of Hilger's were Instrument Maker Employing 8 Men (Philosophical)s. Instrument Maker Employing 8 Men (Philosophical) and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hilger.

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  • Instrument Maker Employing 8 Men (Philosophical)

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hilger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hilger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hilger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hilger. For the veterans among your Hilger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilger Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilger lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hilger in 1954 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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