Hillery Family History

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Hillery Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Hillary. This name has long been established in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Hilleary, Hiller, Hillers, Tilley, Hilley, Willey, Ellery, Tiller

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Hillery Family Origin

Where is the Hillery family from?

Hillery Family Occupations

What did your Hillery ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hillery occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 24% of Hillery's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agr Lab and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hillery. A less common occupation for the Hillery family was Barrister In Practice.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agr Lab

  • Annuitant

  • Barrister In Practice


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

Hillery Historical Records

What Hillery family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hillery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillery 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 807 immigration records available for the last name Hillery. 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 Hillery. For the veterans among your Hillery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hillery Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillery lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hillery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hillery in 1946 was 52, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillery

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillery 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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