Hilt Family History

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Hilt Name Meaning

German: from a short form of Hildebrand or other compound Germanic names formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Hill, Hild, Hils, Hitz, Hilke, Hilty, Hilton, Hitt, Hiltz, Bolt

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Hilt Family Origin

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Hilt Family Occupations

What did your Hilt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Deputyundergroundheavy Worker Licensee Of Public House and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hilt. 17% of Hilt men worked as a Colliery Deputyundergroundheavy Worker Licensee Of Public House and 18% of Hilt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilt were Muniter Box Maker War Office Contract and Cracker Maker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Deputyundergroundheavy Worker Licensee Of Public House
  • Cotton Spinner Retired
  • Cracker Packer
  • Muniter Box Maker War Office Contract

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • (owner) Horticultural Nurs Unpaid Home Duti
  • Chargehand Electric Light Man
  • Cracker Maker

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

Hilt Historical Records

What Hilt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hilt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hilt. For the veterans among your Hilt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilt Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hilt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hilt in 1955 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilt 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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