Hillen Family History

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Hillen Name Meaning

Swedish (Hillén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -enius. Dutch and North German: from the personal name Hillin, a derivative of a Germanic personal name formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ as the first element. Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Hilling. English: variant of Hillian.

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

Similar surnames: Hellen, Hiller, Hille, Millen, Hill, Gillen, Hallen, Billen, Pillen

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Hillen Family Origin

Where is the Hillen family from?

Hillen Family Occupations

What did your Hillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hillen family was Ag Labourer. Farmer, Housekeeper and (Clerk) Acct In Engineers Office were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hillen. The most common Hillen occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Hillen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Housekeeper

  • (Clerk) Acct In Engineers Office

  • Ag Labourer


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

Hillen Historical Records

What Hillen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hillen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hillen. For the veterans among your Hillen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hillen Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hillen in 1957 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillen 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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