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Hildebrand Name Meaning

German Swedish and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hildebrand (Old Norse Hildibrandr) composed of the elements hild ‘battle’ + brand ‘sword firebrand’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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


Similar surnames: Hilderman, Hillebrand, Hildebrant, Hilmer, Lybrand, Hildebrandt

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Where is the Hildebrand family from?

You can see how Hildebrand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hildebrand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hildebrand families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 63 Hildebrand families living in Manitoba. This was about 61% of all the recorded Hildebrand's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Hildebrand families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hildebrand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hildebrand ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hildebrand. 72% of Hildebrand men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Hildebrand women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hildebrand were Laborer and Teacher. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    72%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Farmers Son
    6%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    75%
  • Teacher
    25%
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What Hildebrand family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Hildebrand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hildebrand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hildebrand. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Hildebrand. For the veterans among your Hildebrand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hildebrand lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hildebrand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hildebrand in 1943 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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