Hiller Family History

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Hiller Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone living by a hill. See Hill 1. German: metronymic from Hille, a pet form of the female personal name Hildegund (see Hilke). North German, Frisian, and Dutch: from a masculine personal beginning with the Germanic element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’. German: variant of Hüller (see Huller).

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

Similar surnames: Heller, Hilmer, Hillen, Hille, Holler, Huller, Hilger, Tiller, Haller

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Hiller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hiller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hiller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hiller Family Origin

Where is the Hiller family from?

Hiller Family Occupations

What did your Hiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Pork Butcher, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hiller. A less common occupation for the Hiller family was Butcher. The most common Hiller occupation in the UK was Pork Butcher. 6% of Hiller's were Pork Butchers.

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  • Pork Butcher

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Butcher


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

Hiller Historical Records

What Hiller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Hiller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiller 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hiller. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Hiller. For the veterans among your Hiller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hiller Life Expectancy

What is the average Hiller lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hiller in 1949 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hiller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hiller 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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