Hillman Family History

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Hillman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived or worked in hilly country, from Middle English hill + man ‘man’. English: occupational name for the servant (Middle English man) of someone called Hild (see Hild 2). Altered spelling of North German Hillmann.

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


Similar surnames: Hallman, Pillman, Willman, Millman, Billman, Hellman, Sillman

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Hillman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hillman name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • European Jewish

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

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Hillman Family Origin

Where is the Hillman family from?

Hillman Family Occupations

What did your Hillman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hillman. A less common occupation for the Hillman family was Farmer. The most common Hillman occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Hillman's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Laundress

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

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

Hillman Historical Records

What Hillman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 126,000 census records available for the last name Hillman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillmancensus 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillman. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Hillman. For the veterans among your Hillman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hillman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hillman in 1941 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillman 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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