Hilkey Family History

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Hilkey 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: Pilkey, Gilkey, Wilkey, Milkey, Silkey, Pilley, Cilley, Willey

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Hilkey Family Origin

Where is the Hilkey family from?

Hilkey Family Occupations

What did your Hilkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hilkey family was Miller. The most common Hilkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Hilkey's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilkey.

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  • Farmer

    65%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Miller

    6%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Hilkey Historical Records

What Hilkey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hilkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilkey 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 54 immigration records available for the last name Hilkey. 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 204 military records available for the last name Hilkey. For the veterans among your Hilkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilkey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hilkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Hilkey in 1945 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilkey 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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