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Hils Surname Meaning

German:: topographic name for someone who lived near a stand or grove of holly from a dialect form of German hülse ‘holly’ (Ilex aquifolium). This is also the name of a range of wooded hills near Hildesheim. Compare Hulst . from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with hild ‘fight battle’ as the first element. This surname is also found in France (Alsace).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hill, Hiss, Hild, Hilt, Hitz, Ris, Hilke, Hall, Fils, Zins

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Where is the Hils family from?

You can see how Hils families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hils family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hils families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 13 Hils families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hils's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hils families in 1891.
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What did your Hils ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hils. 100% of Hils women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 581 immigration records available for the last name Hils. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hils. For the veterans among your Hils ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hils lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hils life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hils in 1963 was 81, and 62 in 2004.

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