Hilks Family History

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Hilks 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: Milks, Dilks, Wilks, Miles, Giles, Vilas, Milos, Wilk, Hils, Wiles

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Hilks Family Origin

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Hilks Family Occupations

What did your Hilks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hilks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Hilks's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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

Hilks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 271 census records available for the last name Hilks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilks 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 40 immigration records available for the last name Hilks. 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 15 military records available for the last name Hilks. For the veterans among your Hilks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilks Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilks lifespan?

Average Hilks life expectancy in 1970 was 83 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 71.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilks 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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