Hilkenny Family History

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Hilkenny Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Kilkenny, Kenny, Pilkey, Kilkelly, Glenny, Wilken, Tilkens, Gilkey

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Hilkenny Family Origin

Where is the Hilkenny family from?

Hilkenny Family Occupations

What did your Hilkenny ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hilkenny occupation in the USA was Hod Carrier. 100% of Hilkenny's were Hod Carriers.

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  • Hod Carrier


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

Hilkenny Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35 census records available for the last name Hilkenny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilkenny 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 5 immigration records available for the last name Hilkenny. 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 2 military records available for the last name Hilkenny. For the veterans among your Hilkenny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilkenny Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilkenny lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilkenny 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilkenny

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