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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hilt name?

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


  • France


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Hilt Family Origin

Where is the Hilt family from?

Hilt Family Occupations

What did your Hilt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hilt occupation in the UK was Boot Finisher. 11% of Hilt's were Boot Finishers. A less common occupation for the Hilt family was Gardener (D). Boot Finisher, Carpenter Master and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilt.

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  • Boot Finisher

  • Carpenter Master

  • Dressmaker

  • Gardener (D)


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

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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