Hillis Family History

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Hillis Name Meaning

variant of Hills. variant of Hillhouse. In the British Isles, this name is now most frequent in northern Ireland and Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Millis, Tillis, Killin, Illes, Gilles, Hilley, Hills, Hollis, Gills

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Hillis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hillis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hillis. 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


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hillis Family Origin

Where is the Hillis family from?

Hillis Family Occupations

What did your Hillis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Carter and Coal Yard Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hillis. The most common Hillis occupation in the UK was Labourer. 15% of Hillis's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hillis family was Composer Music Musician.

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  • Labourer

  • Carter

  • Coal Yard Labourer

  • Composer Music Musician


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

Hillis Historical Records

What Hillis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Hillis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillis 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillis. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hillis. For the veterans among your Hillis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hillis Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillis lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hillis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hillis in 1951 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillis 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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