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Hild Name Meaning

German: from a short form of Hildebrand or other compound names with the same initial element hild ‘strife battle’. English: from the Middle English female personal name Hild (of which Hilda is the Latin form) a short form of a compound name with the first element Hild- e.g. ancient Germanic Hildigard or Old English Hildgȳth from hild ‘strife battle’. Compare Hilliard . English: variant of Heald .

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

Similar surnames: Hill, Held, Hils, Hilt, Wild, Hilke, Child, Hind, Bird, Hand

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Where is the Hild family from?

You can see how Hild families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hild family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hild families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 45 Hild families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Hild's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hild families in 1911.
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What did your Hild ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hild. 20% of Hild men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Hild women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hild were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hild. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hild. For the veterans among your Hild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hild lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hild in 1944 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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