Hilst Family History

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Hilst Name Meaning

Dutch or North German: variant of Hulst.

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

Similar surnames: Hulst, Holst, Hils, Huls, Hirst, Hille, Hilke, Holt, Helt, Hilla

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Hilst Family Origin

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Hilst Family Occupations

What did your Hilst ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Drilling Operator and Household Duties Unpaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hilst. 34% of Hilst men worked as a Drilling Operator and 34% of Hilst women worked as a Household Duties Unpaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilst were Trochle Scower and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Drilling Operator
  • Insinterance Engineer At Public Sh
  • Trochle Scower

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Household Duties Unpaid
  • Nil
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Hilst Historical Records

What Hilst family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 835 census records available for the last name Hilst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilst 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 302 immigration records available for the last name Hilst. 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 443 military records available for the last name Hilst. For the veterans among your Hilst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilst Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilst lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Hilst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hilst in 1965 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilst 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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