Hilley Family History

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Hilley Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: variant spelling of Hilly, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIcheallaigh, itself a variant of Ó Fithcheallaigh ‘descendant of Fithcheallach’ (see Feeley).

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

Similar surnames: Halley, Hillen, Cilley, Hulvey, Tilley, Hanley, Wiley, Gilley, Hiller

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Hilley Family Origin

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Hilley Family Occupations

What did your Hilley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Boot Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilley. The most common Hilley occupation in the UK was Labourer. 18% of Hilley's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hilley family was Chemist Assistant.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Boot Manufacturer

  • Chemist Assistant


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

Hilley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hilley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilley 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 774 immigration records available for the last name Hilley. 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 Hilley. For the veterans among your Hilley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hilley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Hilley in 1952 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilley 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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